Sharon Osbourne back on Britain’s X Factor

Rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne is heading back to the U.K. to resume her role as a judge on Britain’s The X Factor. Ozzy Osbourne’s wife, one of the original judges on the TV talent show, will take a seat on the panel alongside singers Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow as well as Irish music manager Louis Walsh.
Announcing her comeback, executive producer Simon Cowell says, “Three words I never thought I’d say… Welcome back, Sharon!”
Osbourne, who starred on The X Factor from 2004-2007, adds, “I couldn’t be happier about coming back for the 10th anniversary of X Factor. I can’t wait to give Gary Barlow a big hug, sit next to the gorgeous Nicole, and of course throw water on dear Louis. Yay!”
The news was confirmed on Wednesday (22May13) following months of speculation about who would replace British pop star Tulisa Contostavlos in the upcoming 10th series.