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Simon Cowell wants Sharon Osbourne for Australian 'X Factor'?

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Simon Cowell has reportedly laid out plans to secure Sharon Osbourne on the Australian version of The X Factor.

The former UK judge is said to be linked to a spot on the judging panel after Mel B replaced her on America's Got Talent last week.

Sharon Osbourne arrives to announce the winner of the 'international female' award at the Brits 2013

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Sharon Osbourne

The X Factor 2012 - Episode 3: Melanie Brown aka Mel B arriving on the red carpet

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Mel B



Osbourne is now in line to swap places and take Mel B's previous job on The X Factor Australia, according to The Daily Mail.

''Simon is really keen for Sharon to go to Australia and be a judge over there," a source said.

''Simon knows that Sharon can be TV dynamite, and while the UK doesn't look like it will happen, Simon is set on the idea of Sharon going to Australia - she's part of his gang.''

Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh share jokes and a smoke outside the Arts club as they enjoy night out with Simons ex-girlfriend and Sharon OsbourneFeaturing: Simon Cowell,Sharon Osbourne
Where: London, United Kingdom
When: 15 Feb 2013
Credit: Craig Harris/WENN.com

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Sharon Osbourne with Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Sinitta



Sharon Osbourne has been rumoured to be making a comeback on the UK version in recent months.

She fuelled the rumours after being spotted with Cowell, Louis Walsh and Sinitta at the Arts Club in Mayfair, London earlier this month.

She quit America's Got Talent back in July after NBC's handling of son Jack Osbourne's multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

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