Sharon Osbourne’s husband Ozzy is backing her all the way (Picture: CBS)
Ozzy Osbourne has declared he’s Team Sharon’ after his wife quit US chat show The Talk following a huge row with co-star Sheryl Underwood about race.
After Piers Morgan quit Good Morning Britain, Sharon stepped up to defend the host over his remarks about Meghan Markle’s mental health battle, suggesting she lied in her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Sharon demanded Sheryl ‘educate’ her on ‘when you have heard him [Piers] say racist things’, while her co-star calmly responded: ‘It is not the exact words of racism, it’s the implication and the reaction to it.’
The Talk was subsequently pulled from CBS for a month and Sharon has now left her role as a panellist.
While the 68-year-old has been met with huge backlash, her husband Ozzy is standing by the former X Factor judge all the way.
Sharing a picture of the couple – who have been married for 39 years – together on a red carpet, Ozzy wrote on Instagram: ‘I can’t f*cking hear you! #TeamSharon.’
Ozzy is, unsurprisingly, ‘team Sharon’ (Picture: Instagram)
Sharon issued a lengthy apology following the spat, but is said to be ‘bitterly disappointed’ about the way her exit from The Talk played out as further allegations of racism on set later emerged too.
‘Her whole career has been based on not holding back, speaking her mind and championing free speech,’ a source told US Weekly.
‘So to be classified or perceived as a bigot or a racist is a sickening scenario and an utter nightmare for her, especially since she insists up and down it’s all a pack of lies and that’s the last thing she is.’
Sharon clashed with co-host Sheryl Underwood on The Talk (Picture: CBS)
The insider added that the former music manager has been ‘trying to see all the positives’ and has surrounded herself with her many allies.
They told the publication: ‘Her family is supporting her too and it tears them all apart seeing her suffer like this. They think it’s a big stitch-up and she’s been hung out to dry for something she hasn’t done or believed in.’
The Talk returns to CBS on April 12.