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Sharon: We're the Divas, not Overs

Sharon Osbourne has said she doesn't like her group's name the Overs, and prefers to think of them as the Divas.

The X Factor judge revealed her final three Overs for the live shows at judges' houses over the weekend, but said that she disliked her category's name.

She said: "I want to know what Overs stands for because I have no idea what Overs is. Over what?

"We're at a time when there's no age limit in this industry. Some of the biggest superstars are over 60 years of age. So over what? So I don't really like that name that my category has. I just like to say we're the divas."

Sharon chose prison officer Sam Bailey, white van driver Shelley Smith and student Lorna Simpson at her judge's house in Los Angeles, with the help of Robbie Williams.

But she said watching the selection stage back for each of the categories had been tough : "To see the contestants who were let go and one little girl in particular, just as a mum, broke my heart for this little girl."

Coming back again after a few years away from the show, Sharon told The Sun there was one thing she didn't miss - Simon Cowell.

She said: "Oh good God no. Don't be ridiculous! I got home, I lay on the bed, watched telly and there is f****** American X Factor on. I'm like, you can f*** off! You can't be here as well!"

And she told the Daily Mirror that this time there would be no panto arguments: "Only if it's real, not if it's pretend, not if you're acting, people can sniff that out, the audience is sophisticated now to all those games."

On the show's ratings battle with Strictly Come Dancing, she added: "It's not my problem, it's not my show, I'm just a hired hand. I'm just paid to be there. I love my job, I love what I do but what every other show is doing... hey I don't own ITV and it's not my f****** problem."

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