9 JUNE 2008

Sharon Osbourne stunned small screen fans last week with the surprise announcement she was quitting her role as a judge on The X Factor.

Ozzy Osbourne's outspoken wife may not be disappearing from TV altogether, though. She's apparently hotly tipped to become a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

Though her participation in the BBC talent show is yet to be confirmed, the move would be a major coup for TV bosses, who are said to be keen to sign up the flame-haired star. The show would air in September, the same time The X Factor returns to UK screens.

Fifty-five-year-old Sharon has already shown her willingness to hit the dance floor. She was scheduled to participate in last year's Dancing With The Stars - the US version of the programme fronted in Britain by Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly - but had to pull out to due to scheduled surgery.

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Ozzy Osbourne's outspoken wife is tipped to become a contestant on the popular BBC show after quitting her role as a judge on The X Factor last week Photo: © Getty ImagesClick on photo to enlarge