I guess it was inevitable that sparks would fly between glamorous Dannii and that wrinkly, old Osbourne woman on X Factor. As one of the world's most beautiful and stunningly talented women, Dannii was always going to steal Sharon's thunder. Instead of gracefully accepting her role as Dannii's sidekick, UK's The People newspaper reports that Sharon has her claws out for poor Dannii and has even made her cry! Now that Dannii is an official icon for butch lesbians around the globe, Sharon had better watch out or she'll find herself being slapped silly by an army of dildo wielding dykes. Sharon, you're time is over. Be grateful that Dannii is indulging your haggard presence on her show!
SHARON AT WAR WITH DANNII
EXCLUSIVE Amazing X Factor feud leaves sexy rival in tears
X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne is reeling after a string of bust-ups with stunning newcomer Dannii Minogue. Sharon, 54, is outraged that she could lose her spot as the hit show's Queen Bee to a sexier rival 20 years younger. Show bosses are desperate to play down the full extent of the explosive behind-the-scenes feud. But today we can reveal how...
Gorgeous Dannii fled the Manchester auditions in tears after a furious row with Sharon.
Bitter Sharon ignored Dannii at the show's bootcamp despite sitting beside her on the panel and has been dubbed a cow because of her behaviour. Fiery Sharon has dubbed the ITV1 programme "The Minogue Show" because Kylie is due to make an appearance.
The warring pair attended a peacemaking dinner with fellow judge Louis Walsh in a desperate bid to ease the problem before the show goes live. Last night an ITV insider said: "If this doesn't stop now it's going to be car-crash television once the live Saturday night shows start. Sharon is acting like a cow and poor Dannii doesn't know what's hit her."
The source continued: "Sharon's nose has been well and truly put out of joint by the arrival of Dannii. "In previous series she has been the star of the show. She brought the glamour and sexiness. This year she was hoping things would be the same, particularly as her own chat show crashed and burned.
"She was hoping to prove she's still got what it takes, more so to herself because nobody has ever questioned her ability. She's brilliant. But she feels Dannii is taking over. She thinks she is the star of the show. She's younger, sexier and Sharon hates it."
Pint-sized pop star Dannii, 35, joined X Factor this year following her stint as a judge on "Australia's Got Talent". Tv Mr Nasty Simon Cowell was behind the decision to hire her and last week hinted that she and Sharon were at loggerheads.
He said: "When I sit next to one, the other sulks. I have to try to give each one equal attention. I try not get involved. Girls can be catty and it's been very interesting watching how another woman has affected the dynamics of the group." But he failed to tell fans the true potentially-damaging extent of the problem. In June, Sharon and Dannii had a bust-up during the Manchester auditions and Dannii left the room in tears.
Another source said: "There were crosswords and Dannii ended up in tears. She ran off crying before things got even worse and people had a chance to ask what had really happened. Sharon looked furious and stormed out in the opposite direction. Neither of them wanted to talk about it. Dannii knows she's the newcomer and didn't want to make a fuss. She knows that Sharon plays a huge role in the show and really doesn't want to cause upset but it's difficult now there are two females. Sharon doesn't want Dannii to trample all over her property and she has made that clear from the very start. She's a strong woman and she won't let anyone stand in her way or overshadow her."
Earlier this month, dozens of wannabes were left stunned at the frostiness during the bootcamp stages of the competition. Reject Dan Lauder, who failed to make it to the next stage, told how he could cut the atmosphere with a knife during auditions. The 17-year-old singer from London told The People: "Dannii and Sharon didn't even speak to each other when I saw them. Sharon turned her back on Dannii right through the audition and made it clear there was friction. Sharon was sitting at the end of the table right beside Dannii and her body language was really frosty.
"There was no interaction of any kind. No laughing or joking, or even just discussing their opinions. Louis and Simon, who were sitting on the other side of Dannii, were the ones doing all the talking and keeping the atmosphere ticking over but as for the girls, there was obviously a problem." Dan - one half of duo Dream - also revealed that Dannii was up against a barrage of unpopularity from the show's wannabes too.
He said: "A lot of people felt like Dannii was the newcomer but wanted to be the star of the show. Sharon's really popular and nobody wanted to see her pushed into a back seat by Dannii."
But that's exactly how she felt last week when the latest series of the Saturday night show was launched, pulling in 10.7million viewers. In a string of interviews, Simon praised Dannii but failed to mention Sharon. He said: "Given the choice between Kylie and Dannii, I would go for Dannii any day. She's an incredibly sexy girl but doesn't realise how sexy she is." Our source said: "It's only a matter of time before Sharon explodes. Things are already reaching boiling point and she's said she'll quit if she doesn't win this year's show. Now she fears that Dannii may win, particularly if she is the one promoted as the star."
Sharon is the only judge not to have taken the crown. In last week's show, viewers saw her plead with talented 14-year-old Emily, saying: "I hope you're in my group. I really need to win this year." Simon's plan to get Dannii's superstar sister Kylie on the show in some capacity has put Sharon's nose even further out of joint. It is thought Kylie, 39, will give the finalists one-to-one coaching and teach them to sing one of her hits. The stunning sisters may even perform a duet on one of the live shows. Our source added: "Sharon never tried to get her family on the show because that's not what it's about. But now with the hype around Kylie's involvement, Sharon feels it's turning into The Minogue Show."
"Poor Louis has been put right in the middle. He is old friends with Sharon but gets on well with Dannii and doesn't want to be caught in the cross fire. He has been trying to bring the girls closer together because he knows that it will benefit all of them. They even went out for a meal a couple of weeks ago in an attempt to smooth things over but it didn't have the desired effect. The rivalry will only get worse for the live shows. Not only will they have the competition of wanting their acts to get through, but the personal rivalry will be overwhelming."
A spokesman for Sharon said: "Naturally there is rivalry as they want to win. But they have a mutual respect for each other. Any barbs are in jest." Simon Cowell's PR Max Clifford said: "This has been the most successful start to any X Factor series. The reason is the team of new judges is working so well together. There's bound to be some tension - that's part of the appeal of the show."
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