Sharon Osbourne has described her former fellow X Factor judge Dannii Minogue as “insignificant”.

The pair famously did not get on when they shared the panel and Osbourne blamed Minogue for her departure from the show in 2007.

Osbourne is returning as a judge for the show’s tenth series later this year and has said she is coming back for just one season to “end it on a right note.”

Speaking to The Daily Beast she said "I chose to leave because I was uncomfortable there at that time with a woman that was on the panel."

When asked if she meant Minogue she said "Yeah. She's insignificant, but at that time, I let her get under my skin and I should have been the bigger person.

"But hey, I chose to leave. That's all in the past. I wanted to end it on the right note. I'm only doing it this one season. It's been ten years, and I want to end it on the right way."

The show returns to ITV this Autumn.