Simon Cowell gives 'honest opinion' on Amanda Holden and Sharon Osbourne feud

Britain's Got Talent judges Bruno Tonioli, Simon Cowell, and Amanda Holden
Britain's Got Talent judges Bruno Tonioli, Simon Cowell, and Amanda Holden -Credit:PA

Simon Cowell has pledged to mend fences with Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh following a spat involving Amanda Holden. The music mogul is looking to smooth over tensions after Holden's comments about the pair led to a heated exchange with Osbourne.

Amanda Holden, a judge on Britain's Got Talent, sparked a fiery response from Sharon Osbourne last week when she described the two Celebrity Big Brother personalities as "bitter and pathetic" for their remarks about Simon while on the ITV show.

Amidst the ongoing controversy, 64 year old Cowell, has kept mum on the issue. However, today Simon broke his silence, expressing that he still sees Sharon and Louis as "good friends" and acknowledging his own role in the communication breakdown.

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He also disclosed his intention to reach out to both this week in hopes of quelling the uproar. Simon told the Mirror.: "If you put Sharon and Louis in the house, that's what you pay them for, they're going to be controversial. I still consider Sharon and Louis really good friends, we could pick up the phone to each other tomorrow.

"I think that's probably one of the things they're upset about, because they can never get hold of me. Amanda is a great friend, but I really do believe Sharon and Louis are great friends as well.

"I don't have a phone but from what I heard, what they said about me was actually quite funny. And I probably will phone them both in the next week or so, because I haven't spoken to them for a while and it sounds like I should do.

"What would I like to say to them? 'How are you? ' Whenever I meet them, see them, speak to them, it's like we've spoken yesterday. My honest opinion is I think we miss each other."

On CBB Sharon said to Louis: "That's Simon, he cuts you off, cuts you off, cuts you off. He doesn't know how to keep friends.

"Why do you think I am so f****** mad with Simon because remember that year you and I were contracted to do X Factor and it was the first year of The Masked Singer in America and they asked me to do it and I said I can't because of X Factor with Simon So then they cast it and then when Simon, well he didn't call, but they called and said 'No you're not doing it [X Factor]'. I missed a huge gig. So I was furious."

Vowing never to work with Simon again, Sharon accused him of damaging her career. Louis admitted he hasn't spoken to Simon since The X Factor days.

Amanda stepped in to defend Simon after the comments, saying:"I hated seeing certain people in a reality show dissing Simon he's theperson who's given them all the chances, given them a lot of money and a lifestyle they probably wouldn't have had. It was like Cinderella with her two sisters in the background just stabby, stabby, stabby."

Sharon hit back on Twitter: "Our worlds are totally different. I have been blessed with an amazing lifestyle throughout my entire life. Before you were born, I was living in a mansion in Beverly Hills and continue to do so today and continue to have my country estate in England as well. But there is something you should know. I never discuss money, lifestyle or positions of power. I find it to be classless and crude."