Amanda Holden has ‘broken’ her silence after former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne criticised the current British Got Talent (BGT) judge.

Osbourne took to X, formally Twitter, following claims from Holden that she hated seeing close friend Simon Cowell being ‘dissed’ by contestants on a reality TV show.

It didn’t take long for fans to suggest that Holden was aiming Osbourne and Louis Walsh who recently appeared on ITV’s Celebrity Big Brother together.

Osbourne only had a small stint on the show and avoided being voted out by the public, but during her time in the Big Brother house, she was seen making comments and sharing stories of those she’s worked with, including Cowell.

Taking offence to Holden’s comments, Osbourne wrote a lengthy piece on X, describing the ITV star as “clueless” and “crass”.

Now, a spokesperson for Holden has broken her silence on the issue.

Amanda Holden ‘breaks silence’ over Sharon Osbourne comments

Speaking to The Mirror, a spokesperson on behalf of Holden said: “Amanda is aware of Sharon’s incredible career but, just like her, Amanda will always defend those close to her.”

In the interview that sparked Osbourne's outrage at Holden, the BGT judge said: “I hated seeing certain people in a reality show dissing Simon – he’s the person who’s given them all the chances, given them a lot of money and a lifestyle they probably wouldn’t have had.

“It’s bitter and pathetic. It was like Cinderella with her two sisters in the background – just stabby, stabby, stabby.”


Sharon Osbourne hits out at Amanda Holden over Simon Cowell

Seeing Osbourne respond: “I never discuss money, lifestyle, or positions of power. I find it to be classless and crude.

"However, you’ve now forced my hand to divulge these things to you and I honestly don’t want to seem like I’m bragging, but the truth is my money and success were not due to doing a couple of Simon Cowell talent shows.

“Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed doing them at the time as they were great fun. Yes, Simon paid me very well.”