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Osbourne back on X Factor panel

Sharon Osbourne made a spectacular return to The X Factor as she arrived at the first auditions, with a topless hunk in a kilt on each arm.

She joined Nicole Scherzinger, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh at the first auditions of the year at the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel, where cheering crowds greeted them.

Sharon made the most glamorous entrance with her muscular, topless, kilted companions. She was one of the show's original judges from 2004 to 2007 and has come back for The X Factor's 10th year.

When asked about taking over from former judge Tulisa Contostavlos, she said: "Nobody could replace anyone. It was just great to come back for the 10th anniversary."

In reference to Nicole, Sharon said: "I love her. I've known her for a long time, she's fantastic."

Gary was tight-lipped about the show and declined to comment, but Louis could not hide his enthusiasm. He said: "I'm happy, I'm nervous and I'm looking for stars."

Meanwhile, Nicole appears to be settling into British life with ease, choosing to talk about the weather as she arrived.

"I love it here. It's such a gorgeous day. Is the sun always shining or did I just bring it?" she quipped.

"I'm looking for great talent. I'm just looking to be of service to you."

She also said she is excited to be working with Sharon.

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