Sharon Osbourne: Simon Cowell's affair with Dannii was no secret
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
*Sharon Osbourne has sensationally claimed she knew about Simon Cowell and Dannii Minogue's affair during their time on The X Factor, but insists the secret tryst is not the reason she quit the show.*
Sharon Osbourne has revealed she knew all about Simon Cowell and Dannii Minogue's 'secret affair' (Picture: ITV)
An unauthorised biography on Cowell, written by BBC journalist Tom Bower, claims Simon admitted to having an affair with Dannii during their time on The X Factor together in 2007.
But the book appears to imply their sex sessions could have been the reason why former X Factor judge Sharon, 59, quit the show that same year.
However, now the feisty red-head has hit back, insisting Dannii and Simon's action between-the-sheets was not the reason she quite, but instead because the Aussie star's actions became 'unbearable'.
Sharon and Dannii feuded during their time on The X Factor together (Picture: ITV)
'I'm not Simon's mother – I don't give a toss who he f****. That's none of my business,' Sharon said to the Daily Mirror.
She continued: 'But how dare he bring me into it now? I don't want to be dragged into his little world of debauchery, thank you very much.'
Seething Sharon, who is married to Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne, went on to declare it was Dannii's bossiness that meant she could no longer stand to stay on the show.
Sharon claims Dannii wanted to be Cowell's 'mistress' (Picture: ITV)
She added: 'Dannii wanted to be the mistress of Simon Cowell – and the mistress of X Factor.'But I didn't leave the show because Simon and Dannii were f***ing, I left because she became unbearable. She started bossing everyone around, even the producers.'
Dannii and Sharon's feud was public knowledge and it became so bad that the mum-of-three quit the show in 2007 to be replaced by Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole in 2008.
Simon and Dannii apparently got close during their time on The X Factor together (Picture: Rex)
In the book, Cowell is quoted as saying: 'When I sit next to one (Dannii or Sharon), the other sulks. I have to try to give each one equal attention.'Sharon added to the Daily Mirror that Bower had apparently approached her to contribute to the book, The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell, but she wasn't interested. 'I said "no". I didn't want to be a part of it,' she said.Thought the biography is describe as being unauthorised, it is interesting to note that Cowell did invite Bower onto his private yacht prior to writing it and even provided him with an access-all-areas pass on X Factor USA, according to the newspaper.
Cheryl Cole is said to be feeling 'betrayed' by Cowell's book as well (Picture: Rex)
Sharon continued her rant against Simon by shockingly claiming he was also seeing two other girls, glamour model Jasmine Lennard and make-up artist Julia Carta, whilst he was seeing his ex-fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy.
'We all knew Simon and Dannii were seeing each other, it wasn't a secret. I don't know whey he tried to hide it from everyone though – he'd already split from Terri.'But it'll be interesting whether the book mentions he was seeing Mezhgan, Jasmine and Julia at the same time.'It's not just Sharon who's feeling bitter towards Simon and his new book though. Cheryl Cole, who sat alongside Simon on the show, is also said to be 'totally betrayed' after being portrayed as a manipulator who acts like butter wouldn't melt.
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