Sharon Osbourne has lifted the lifted the lid on having a ‘punch-up’ with Piers Morgan.
The reality TV personality and wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, 68, has revealed that years ago she slapped the former newspaper editor, 56, in a high-end restaurant in London’s Knightsbridge – but later apologised when her husband urged her to make amends.
Sharing on her friendship with the former Good Morning Britain host – who recently stepped down from his post following thousands of Ofcom complaints about his comments on Meghan Markle – she told heat magazine : “We argue like hell- we had a punch-up once, I slapped him in Mr Chow’s.”
Explaining that they soon made up, the former X Factor judge continued: “I go home and Ozzy goes ‘call him and apologise. Do it right now’.
“That was years ago. He’ll be huffy with me for a day and then he talks to me we don’t agree on a lot of things.”
Sharon recently left her job as a chat show host on CBS’ The Talk after she backed Piers’ stance following the Duchess of Sussex taking part in a historical interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Piers caused shockwaves by rubbishing Meghan’s claims about her mental health and comments made about son Archie’s skin tone, prior to his birth, by a member of the Royal family during the TV chat.
Sharon stood by Piers as he refused to apologise and was then quizzed by her co-hosts over why she was backing Piers – which led to a heated exchange.
She was involved in a tense clash with her The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood where she was accused of racism, and as a result the chat show was taken off air to investigate the incident.
In March, CBS confirmed Sharon’s departure from The Talk in a statement, in which it also announced the show will continue to be ‘on hiatus for the foreseeable future while the cast makes its transition’.
CBS announced: “Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk.
“The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home.
“As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behaviour toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.
“We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts,” it added.
“At the same time, we acknowledge the network and studio teams, as well as the showrunners, are accountable for what happened during that broadcast.
“As it was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race.
“During this week’s hiatus, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew.
“Going forward, we are identifying plans to enhance the producing staff and producing procedures to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers.”
Following the scenes airing in the US, Sharon took to social media to issue an apology over her behaviour before former co-star Holly Robinson alleged she got her fired for being ‘too ghetto’.
Sharon was also accused of making a racial slur at colleague Julie Chen.
The outspoken star has denied all the claims.
After she was slammed over the remarks, she apologised to “anyone of colour that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused, or let down by what I said”.
She explained that she had “allowed my fear and horror of being accused of being racist take over”.
Piers later rushed to throw support behind Sharon and claimed she was “bullied” out of her job.
The bolshy star took to Twitter to back his pal after she was slammed over the alleged comments she made about race.
He claimed that she was “bullied” into quitting the American panel show for defending him after he left his post on GMB earlier this month.
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Throwing support behind her, Piers tweeted a message which slammed CBS and he refused to back down on his stance against the Duchess of Sussex as he branded her a “liar.”
Alongside a snap of himself and Sharon, he penned: “What’s happened to @MrsSOsbourne is an absolute disgrace that shames CBS.
“Bullied out of her job for defending me against an invented slur of racism because I don’t believe a liar. In tomorrow’s Mail on Sunday, I’ll tell MY truth about this woke cancel culture bulls**t.”
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