Los Angeles, Feb 26: Music mogul Simon Cowell is eager to rope in Sharon Osbourne and replace Melanie Brown on the Australian version of "The X Factor".
Cowell and Osbourne were on the judging panel of the British version of the show for four series. He wants Osbourne to be the star judge on the talent hunt show after Mel B.
"Simon is really keen for Sharon to go to Australia and be a judge over there," dailymail.co.uk quoted a source as saying.
"Simon knows that Sharon can be TV dynamite, and while the UK doesn't look like it will happen, Simon is set on the idea of Sharon going to Australia - she's part of his gang," the source added.