Sharon Osbourne will think about retirement in five years.

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne

The 65-year-old star insists speculation she is to step out of the spotlight in 2018 is untrue, and though she's "slowed down" her hectic lifestyle, she isn't interested in stopping work just yet.

She said: 'I've slowed down but I'm not retiring. I think I have five more years in me. I'm signed up to do another year of X Factor, so no one's getting rid of me quite yet.'

However, the 'Talk' presenter is keen for her rocker husband Ozzy Osbourne - the father of her kids Aimee, 34, Kelly, 33, and Jack, 31 - to think about retiring sooner rather than later.

She told Event magazine: "I want him to retire and enjoy life. We've worked bloody hard and I want him to relax. But he's not having any of it, he wants to keep performing. Being on stage is the thing he loves most and I'd be the last person to take that away from him."

Sharon has spoken openly about her extensive cosmetic surgery and she insists she's always gone under the knife to make herself happy, rather than please anyone else.

She said: "I do this for myself. I spent years looking like an Oompa Loompa. I'm not doing it to get a man. I'm doing it for me."

Sharon and Ozzy are very close to their children and she believes that is down to the fact they have always been honest and open with them.

She said: "We will never be a Volvo-driving, dinner-on-the-table sort of family. Nothing is hidden from our kids and I don't regret that for a second. It has made us incredibly close. There is nothing we can't say to each other, nothing we can't do.

"And to be honest, I'm always very suspicious of those Volvo-driving perfect families because in my experience they have the deepest, darkest secrets. Whereas, for all our extremes, we are an open book."

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