Sharon Osbourne Rejoins 'X Factor' as Judge


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Sharon Osbourne has had a tough year. In April, her husband, Ozzy, revealed that he had relapsed on drugs and alcohol for the past year and a half. The couple had split at the time, though it appears the two may have made up recently.

Whatever her personal troubles, it seems that Sharon Osbourne's career is still going strong. U.K. TV network ITV today announced that she will be returning as a judge on the U.K. version of the hit karaoke competition show The X Factor. Osbourne was a judge on the show's first four seasons. Osbourne will be joined on the judge's panel by singers Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger, as well as talent manager Louis Walsh.

“I couldn’t be happier about coming back for the 10th anniversary of X factor," said Osbourne. "I can’t wait to give Gary Barlow a big hug, sit next to the gorgeous Nicole, and of course throw water on dear Louis. Yay!”

This coming season will be the 10th season of X Factor. The show was created by pop TV producer and former American Idol judge Simon Cowell in 2004.

"Three words I never thought I'd say.... Welcome back Sharon!" said Cowell.