Sharon Osbourne's family reality TV show 'The Osbournes' hasn't returned to screens because none of the networks can "afford" them.

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne

The 'Talk' presenter has admitted she's been approached numerous times since the series came to an end in 2005 by bosses of various channels wanting to reboot the programme, but nothing has come of it because their fee is too high.

Speaking on 'The Howard Stern Show', she said: "It keeps going back and forth, different networks will approach us and it never works out. They can't afford us. They can't afford us. It's like why would we want to do it for f***ing peanuts?"

The show as meant to be revived in 2015 by VH1 but the project was later axed.

VH1 programming executive Susan Levison said at the time: "We are no longer talking to the Osbournes about a series; that's not going to happen. We wish we could have worked it out, but it just didn't come together for us."

'The Osbournes', which followed the lives of Sharon, her husband Ozzy and their two younger children Kelly and Jack in Los Angeles, was initially launched by MTV in 2002, but the Black Sabbath rocker, 69, hated being on screen.

Jack, 32, said recently: "After 'The Osbournes', he just hated reality TV. He hated the experience, he hated the way he was portrayed."

And he wasn't the only member of the family to despise the format of the show as his eldest daughter Aimee refused to be part of the series and moved out of the family home at the age of just 16 because she didn't want to be in the limelight.

Sharon, 65, said: "She just wants to be left alone. She doesn't want any paps following her. While the kids were doing their thing and, you know, the big circus that was following us, Aimee was just living her life quietly.

"Do you remember the show, was it 'The Munsters' where they had the normal girl, Marilyn? And that's Aimee."