Simon Cowell backs Amanda Holden amid public bust-up with Sharon Osbourne

Simon Cowell has backed Amanda Holden, after she branded Sharon Osbourne “bitter and pathetic” in an interview.
Speaking to the Daily Mail this week, the Britain’s Got Talent judge took a swipe at Sharon and Louis Walsh over their comments about the music mogul on Celebrity Big Brother.
Her comments sparked a war of words with Sharon, as the former X Factor judge hit back at Amanda in a lengthy statement shared on social media.

A source told The Sun on Sunday: “It’s one of the first rules of celebrity; you never cross Sharon Osbourne — but Amanda stands by her comments.”
“Her phone was inundated with messages of support from loads of well-known names, all sympathising hugely.”
The message from Simon was sent by his fiancé Lauren Silverman.

The source revealed: “Simon doesn’t have a phone so she did it on behalf of them both.”
“For her part, Sharon is at a stage of her career where she really doesn’t give a s**t.”
During an interview with the Daily Mail over the weekend, Amanda 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.” – which ignited the feud between her and Sharon.
“It’s bitter and pathetic. It was like Cinderella with her two sisters in the background – just stabby, stabby, stabby.”

In response @AmandaHolden
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) April 13, 2024

Sharon responded to Amanda’s remarks in a lengthy statement shared on X, in which she branded her an “ill-informed sycophantic.”
The 71-year-old wrote: “Amanda, I am responding to your interview with the Daily Mail on April 12th, I respect the fact that you feel the need to defend your good friend and employer, Simon Cowell, who is also your husband’s employer, or so I’ve read.”
“However, a couple of your statements regarding myself are factually incorrect.”