Sharon Osbourne today made a dramatic U-turn in her ever ongoing feud with Dannii Minogue, saying she has respect for the Aussie star and would love to return to The X Factor and judge alongside her. Speaking to The Mirror, Osbourne said she feels it’s time for her to "come home".
Sharon left The X Factor in 2008 after a number of very public arguments between herself and Dannii Minogue, who had joined the panel as a fourth judge the year before. Since, the pair have continued their battle both in private and public, with Dannii speaking out about the feud in her recent autobiography. However today Sharon said: “It’s fair enough to say we didn’t get on for a long time. But that’s all in the past.
"Dannii used to just be an old Eighties disco queen to me but now she’s blossomed into a true woman and I have respect for her."
She added: “I would love to return to The X Factor and sit alongside Louis and Dannii. It’s time for me to come home.”
While Sharon would love to return the show, she says Simon Cowell has already ruled her out of a place on the panel - for this year at least! “Simon doesn’t want me back," she told the tabloid. "He’s definitely keeping Dannii and Louis on the show when he and Cheryl Cole go to the US but he’s not even asked me about returning.
"I think he’s scared about not being able to control me if he’s away in America! But they’re good judges. I’d keep Dannii any day – I really would.”
Auditions for The X Factor 2011 start next month.