LATEST: Sharon Osbourne has changed her mind about appearing in Pop Idol and American Idol judge Simon Cowell's new British talent show X-FACTOR.

Osbourne insisted she would not be playing a part in Cowell's new show on her now defunct American chat show earlier this month (MAY04).

She told fans, "I cannot stand him (Cowell). I wouldn't want to work with him. I don't like him. He's too over-opinionated and I'm not interested in all of that. He's mean."

But she seems to have changed her mind after announcing she would be a regular judge on the show to journalists at Wednesday's (26MAY04) American Idol final in Hollywood.

Osbourne and Cowell initially fell out when the Idol judge suggested her husband Ozzy Osbourne's pre-Christmas (03) quad-bike accident was a publicity stunt.

The two appeared to have patched up their differences when Cowell guest starred on Sharon's chat show.

They've since further cemented their friendship over a series of business lunches in Hollywood.

28/05/2004 02:33