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The X Factor 2013 judge Sharon Osbourne 'doesn't care' if its ratings are down

Sharon Osbourne has revealed that she’s not bothered whether her return to The X Factor will boost its viewing figures or not.

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The ITV talent contest suffered embarrassment last year, after it was consistently thrashed in the ratings by BBC arch rival Strictly Come Dancing, for the first time in years.

The X Factor 2012 averaged 9.63million viewers across its run – more than 2.4million down on the previous series – while Strictly drew 10.8million viewers.

Osbourne’s return to the X Factor judging panel after a five-year absence is widely seen as an attempt to reverse the sharp decline in its audience numbers.

However, speaking at a press conference for its tenth series in London yesterday, Osbourne rubbished the suggestion, saying: “Um, the ratings… I wasn’t here, it’s not my thing, the ratings are down, in, out, I don’t care.

“It’s whether the show is good, and the show is great, and that’s what it’s all about.”

The 60-year-old also confirmed that she hadn’t seen the show since her departure in 2007, joking: “I only watch when I’m in. I don’t watch anybody else, don’t be ridiculous!”



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Tags: osbournes, ratings / charts, television - british, x factor (uk / international)
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