Sharon Osbourne has accused Simon Cowell of acting like a coward, after X Factor's Louis Walsh and Kate Thornton were given the axe.
Sharon insists that the decision to sack fellow judge Louis Walsh and host Kate Thornton was made by Cowell, despite his claims that he was forced to ditch them by ITV executives.
Sharon told The Mirror, "After knowing Louis for over 20 years, Simon should have had the guts to tell him to his face that he was going to get fired."
"I was completely shocked. It was a harsh and unfair thing to do. The very least he could have done is to have told Louis and Kate rather than pretend it was all down to the producers."
"Simon makes all the decisions and what he says goes."
"All he had to say was 'You know what, we want to shake things up and bring in new faces, no hard feelings'. I feel desperately sorry for Kate. Simon hasn't even bothered to call her about it."
Sharon is also a judge on the show along with Simon. Now that Louis has been axed, two new judges will be brought in to keep the show "fresh." There will also be a new presenter now that Kate Thornton has been taken off the X Factor.