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Last Updated: Tuesday February 17 2009 08:05 GMT

REAL reason Sharon quit X Factor

Sharon Osbourne

Former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne has revealed the REAL reason behind her decision to quit the TV talent show - she didn't get on with Dannii Minogue.

The 56-year-old left after four series on the show with Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh, and just one series with Dannii.

There were rumours the two women didn't like each other, but when Sharon quit she just said it was "time to move on".

But now the 56-year-old has admitted in a magazine interview: "I left because of Dannii Minogue. Simple as that."

Dannii Minogue
Sharon denied she was jealous of Dannii's looks
She denied she'd been jealous of her younger rival's looks, adding: "I didn't enjoy working with her at all and didn't fancy the prospect of spending six months sitting next to her."

Sharon was later replaced by Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole who went on to win the fifth series of the show with Alexandra Burke.