X Factor 2016: Sharon Osbourne in warning to fame hungry hopefuls

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Sharon Osbourne has given a harsh warning to X Factor hopefuls who just want to be famous.

The acid tongued judge is back on The X Factor panel this year and won't be mincing her words, especially with singers who don't want "credibility".

“It’s the same all over the world — people just want to be famous," Sharon explained. “Do you want to be an artist or do you want to be a celebrity?

“There’s a huge difference. There are people who don’t want credibility.

“They just want the fame, the quick rise, the money, the attention — and those people don’t last. They really don’t.”

Sharon is back on The X Factor this year with Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh (alongside Simon Cowell) and she reckons it makes for the perfect line up of judges.

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday newspaper, Sharon raved: "It’s great to work with Nicole on a technical level because — one artist to another — she can get up there with the contestants. She will sing with them, tell them technical things.

“Louis knows what he’s looking for as a manager. And I always look at artists and think, ‘How are we going to market this artist? What can we do with them? Where do they fit in the music industry today?’

“So we all bring something to the table. I think time is a great thing, we can read each other.”

The X Factor will be back on ITV at the end of this month.

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