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How dare Simon drag me into his mess -- Sharon

SHARON Osbourne has blasted Simon Cowell for dragging her into the controversy surrounding his fling with Dannii Minogue.

According to the biography which will be released on Friday, former X Factor judge Sharon was furious at their secret affair, but she has denied the allegation.

"I'm not Simon's mother -- I don't give a toss who he f***s.

"That's none of my business. I think Simon thought he'd have complete control over this book.

"But how dare he bring me into it now? I don't want to be dragged into his little world of debauchery, thank you very much. I get on absolutely fine with Simon -- and he will be fine -- but I am p***ed off to be brought into it all again."

She added: "Dannii wanted to be the mistress of Simon Cowell -- and the mistress of X Factor.

"But I didn't leave the show because Simon and Dannii were f***ing, I left because she became unbearable. She started bossing everyone around, even the producers."

Sharon (59) revealed that while she had been approached by author Tom Bower for an interview, she had refused to be part of his book.

She also sensationally claimed that Simon had been seeing glamour model Jasmine Lennard and make-up artist Julia Carta while engaged to Mezhgan Hussainy. "We all knew Simon and Dannii were seeing each other, it wasn't a secret. I don't know why he tried to hide it from everyone though -- he'd already split from Terri [Seymour].

Womaniser

"But it'll be interesting whether the book mentions he was seeing Mezhgan, Jasmine and Julia at the same time."

Fellow judge Louis Walsh has revealed how he always suspected the romance between Dannii and Simon -- as he's a "womaniser."

The Mayo music manager, who's now the longest-surviving judge on the show as it enters its ninth year, said there was always some frisson between the pair.

"I knew he fancied her, yeah definitely and I knew she was always flirting with him. I didn't know there was as much romance as I read about in the paper but that's Simon. He's a womaniser," he told the Herald.

The Australian pop singer has now gone to ground after revelations about her fling with the TV mogul during her time on the talent contest. The affair is alleged to have occurred in 2007, shortly after she joined the show as a judge.

The details of the fling were outlined in his new biography by former BBC journalist Tom Bower, Sweet Revenge: The Intimate life of Simon Cowell.

Cowell (52) is claiming that the biography was unauthorised but he allowed Bower on to his yacht during preparation of the book. The investigative journalist also had an access-all-areas pass on X Factor USA. At the weekend, Cowell tweeted: "Just seen the TV ad for the unauthorised book on me. Yikes!"

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