Sharon Osbourne tells Radio 1 that she believes ‘The X Factor’ bosses should hire Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole to replace her as a judge on the program. “It’ll take the show to a different place,” Sharon said. “It’ll be probably even better.” Osbourne also suggested former Spice Girl Melanie Brown to take her place on the ITV show.
Sharon also denied money was a factor in her quitting the show. “I loved it,” she told Chris Moyles. “They were the best four years of my life but I’ve got to do something else right now.” She added, “We were negotiating and they offered me an obscene amount of money. It didn’t change anything. I had to walk away when I did.”