Amanda Holden unleashes blistering attack on 'bitter' Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh after Simon Cowell dig

Amanda Holden unleashes blistering attack on 'bitter' Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh after Simon Cowell dig

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Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 12/04/2024

- 22:52

The Britain's Got Talent judge defended her co-star and friend

Amanda Holden has launched a blistering attack about former X-Factor star Sharon Osbourne.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 53 accused Osbourne, 71 and Louis Walsh, 71 of being "bitter and pathetic".

Holden didn't hold back in sharing her thoughts on the row, which started when the former X-Factor judges appeared on Celebrity Big Brother and slammed music mogul Simon Cowell, 64.

Osbourne stated on the show that had been "furious" after Cowell didn’t renew her contract on X-Factor, meaning she missed out on a different television gig.

The two also poked fun at Cowell’s appearance, commenting he would "need more botox" by the time she’d finished talking about him.

Walsh revealed he didn’t speak to Cowell anymore as he agreed with Osbourne’s takedown of the media personality.

Amanda Holden and Sharon Osbourne

Holden hit back following Osbourne's remarks


Heart Radio host Holden has waded into the row, commenting: "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.

"It's bitter and pathetic. It was like Cinderella with her two sisters in the background - just stabby, stabby, stabby."

She went on to compare the duo's comments to being like a "pantomime," adding: "I just think they look so nasty and awful."

Speaking to MailOnline, she added: "There was a friendship there and an opportunity. So however the business ends, you should have respect for the opportunity that was given to you and the pay cheque that was given to you."

Louis Walsh

Walsh and Osbourne made scathing remarks about Cowell


Holden has been close friends with Cowell since she joined Britain's Got Talent back in 2007.

The pair also spend time together outside of the show, which is set to return later this month.

Earlier this week, she was fiercely defended by fans after stripping naked in the Heart studio to take part in a life-drawing exercise.

Her co-star Jamie Theakston spoke on the airwaves as she posed for the portrait, commenting at one point: "We're transforming Heart studio into an art studio this morning. It is slightly distracting...

Cowell, Holden and Alesha Dixon

Cowell and Holden have been close since she joined Britain's Got Talent with him


"Amanda's in the corner of the studio without any clothes on which is a first. Not for her, of course, but... certainly for most of us."

As the station's social media account posted a blurred image of Holden posing for the drawing, followers soon blasted the mum-of-two, calling her "attention-seeking".

However, others applauded Holden for taking part, with one joking: "I'd do my weekly shop naked if I looked that good."

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