London, Aug 23 : Former 'X Factor' judge Sharon Osbourne, 55, has spoken out for the first time about her ordeal on the show, and how it had left her feeling exhausted.
Osbourne, who quit 'X Factor' in June this year after a fight over a 500,000 pounds pay rise and has been replaced by Cheryl Cole, also hinted that the show's backstage troubles were real.
"It definitely is not put on, it's a very emotional show to work on," the Sun quoted her as saying.
"You have a huge responsibility to a lot of people, and everybody gets over-emotional. It's draining, it takes so much out of you emotionally," she stated.
Osbourne admitted that the X Factor hopefuls were "pushed" in order to achieve a reaction and "good TV", and she also admitted to having been wrong at times with her aggressive behaviour.
Sharon also revealed she will sign up for Strictly Come Dancing next year, having pulled out of the new series which starts next month.