Rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne has banned Sting from appearing on her new chat show - because she "hates him".

The wife of Black Sabbath rocker OZZY - who once quipped of his troubles, "It could be worse, I could be Sting" - is preparing for her debut show next month (03), but has already ruled out the former Police frontman and raucous singer and actress Courtney Love as potential guests.

TV bosses claim Sting's wife Trudie Styler is responsible for Sharon's harsh opinion of the singer, but the reasons behind the hostility are unknown.

Roger Friedman of America's Fox News agrees, "She hates him. It may have something to do with his wife."

13/08/2003 17:20