Rocker Ozzy Osbourne is flying into Britain to protect wife SHARON from verbal whip lashings from Simon Cowell during the filming of new British talent show THE X-FACTOR.

Cowell has already been in several fights with the superstar's wife during the opening auditions, so Sharon is flying in her much-missed Ozzy from their home in Los Angeles for reinforcement.

Sharon says, "Ozzy will be coming over from America to visit - and to keep an eye on Simon.

"When we are apart I miss everything about Ozzy. I love him dearly and I feel like an odd shoe without my husband."

29/08/2004 14:52