Sharon Osbourne has reportedly not been holding back at The X Factor 2016 auditions this week.
Filming for the new series begun last Friday in Leicester and moved to Manchester at the weekend.
Sharon is back on the panel with Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell and she's been telling contestants the brutal truth about their singing skills.
Having previously confessed to being fed up of sob stories, sources say Sharon's showing no mercy to this year's contestants.
Try outs for the new series have return to the more intimate room setting, putting budding performers just feet in front of the judges when they sing and hear the feedback.
"[Sharon]’s had contestants, who have queued up for 16 hours to audition, in pieces," a source
said today. “Some were left so distraught by her comments they refused to do interviews afterwards."
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, the insider added: “She even described one as looking ‘like a little hooker’. It’s safe to say the bitch is back.”
Sharon herself admitted to the tabloid that there had been tears but they came with the territory.
“I don’t want to hurt anyone, but unfortunately the nerves and rejection during the audition process does often cause some tears," Sharon is quoted as saying.
She added: “I’m a mum and a grandma, I don’t want to intentionally hurt anyone who comes to audition but sometimes you have to say no.”
The X Factor will return to ITV in the autumn.