Sharon Osbourne launches 'classless and crude' attack on Amanda Holden

Sharon has issued a lengthy statement directly to Amanda
Sharon has issued a lengthy statement directly to Amanda -Credit:ITV

Former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne has launched a scathing attack on Amanda Holden after "pathetic" comments.

Sharon, 71, recently appeared in the Celebrity Big Brother house and during her time in the iconic bungalow she made remarks about her former fellow X Factor star Simon Cowell. Sharon said she would never work with Simon again while her friend and fellow Big Brother housemate Louis Walsh also hit out saying Simon "makes everything about him".

After this Amanda, who works with Simon on Britain's Got Talent, leapt to his defence. The 53-year-old told the Mail’s Weekend Magazine: 'I hated seeing certain people in a reality show dissing Simon - he's the person who's given them all the chances, given them a lot of money and a lifestyle they probably wouldn't have had."

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She also told the publication their comments had been "bitter and pathetic." Sharon has been quick to react and did not hold back in her response.

In a lengthy statement issued on social media, Sharon tagged Amanda and said: "You don't know me or any of my close friends. You know nothing about my history in the music industry, my achievements, the artists I have worked with, the shows that I've produced and my global celebrity.

"Unlike you, the brand of Sharon Osbourne is known worldwide".

She added: "I never discuss money, lifestyle or positions of power. I consider it to be classless and crude. However you've now forced my hand to divulge these things to you and I honestly don't want to seem like I'm bragging but the truth is my money and success were not due to doing a couple of Simon Cowell talent shows.

"Don't get me wrong I enjoyed doing them at the time as they were great fun. Yes, Simon paid me very well, probably more than what you're receiving today but all of that, my darling, went on a few handbags."

She later continued: "Never make comments about my lifestyle given to me by Simon Cowell. It's demeaning to me and my husband and all the achievements I have made in my life as you're making yourself look like an ill-informed sycophantic."

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