Aimee Osbourne reveals why she didn't join family's reality show

Julia Hunt
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Jack Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Aimee Osbourne attend Spike TV's 4th Annual "Guys Choice Awards" held at Sony Studios on June 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Jack Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Aimee Osbourne at Spike TV's 4th Annual Guys Choice Awards in 2010

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s daughter Aimee has explained why she refused to join her famous family in their hit MTV series, saying she valued her privacy too much.

The couple’s other two children Kelly and Jack shot to fame in The Osbournes, which aired from 2002 to 2005 and was hugely popular.

But their big sister Aimee decided not to join in and even moved out at 16 because she didn’t want the cameras documenting her life.

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 02:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Aimee Osbourne visits SiriusXM Studios on April 2, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
Aimee Osbourne visits SiriusXM Studios on April 2, 2015 in New York City. (Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

Opening up about her choice in an interview with New York’s Q1043 radio, Aimee said when the question of the reality show arose she realised it “didn’t really line up” with the way she saw her own future.

“For me, I had grown up around having a pretty well-known dad anyway, and I always really valued my privacy within that family," said Aimee, who is now 36.

"And for me personally, and for who I am, you know, as far as morally and also just to give myself a chance to actually develop into a human being as opposed to just being remembered for being a teenager, it didn't really line up with what I saw my future as.”

The Osbournes are seen on stage at the Scream Awards on Saturday Oct. 18, 2008 in Los Angeles. From left are, Jack Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzell0)
The Osbournes at the Scream Awards in 2008 in Los Angeles (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

The programme added to Black Sabbath star Ozzy’s fame and also thrust Sharon, Kelly and Jack into the limelight.

Aimee, who has followed in her musical dad’s footsteps and is the singer of a band called ARO, said that although “it definitely worked great for the rest of my family”, for her, she “just knew it was never something that I would have been able to consider realistically”.

***EXCLUSIVE***  NEW YORK - APRIL 01: Aimee Osbourne performs as ARO at her debut New York show at Union Pool on April 1, 2015 in New York City.  The daughter of legendary rock star Ozzy Osbourne performed her first ever concert in New York City to a crowd in Brooklyn.  PHOTOGRAPH BY Ruaridh Connellan / Barcroft Media (Photo credit should read Ruaridh Connellan / Barcroft USA via Getty Images)
Aimee Osbourne performs as ARO at Union Pool on April 1, 2015 in New York City (Ruaridh Connellan / Barcroft USA via Getty Images)

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The Osbournes premiered on MTV in March 2002 and was a huge success, performing strongly in the ratings in the US and airing in several countries around the world.

The show also picked up an Emmy in the reality programme category.