Sharon Osbourne says Jeremy Corbyn is 'repulsive' and she wants to 'physically hurt' him

Tom Beasley
Contributor
Sharon Osbourne unleashed a sweary rant against the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/ISABEL INFANTES/AFP/Getty Images)

Sharon Osbourne has let rip at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, declaring him “revolting” and “repulsive” in an interview about her Jewish background.

Promoting her upcoming appearance on genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?, the 66-year-old delivered a vicious tirade against Corbyn, whose party has been embroiled in a scandal around allegations of anti-Semitism.

“I hate him so much,” Osbourne told The Sun. “I want to hurt him. I want to physically hurt this man.

“He is the most arrogant, ugly f***. I want to hurt him.

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“Oh my God, he is revolting, so ugly, inside and out. This ugliness oozes from him, he’s repulsive.”

Osbourne said she was concerned about the rise of anti-Semitism in the UK, referring to her father Don’s experience as a Jewish soldier in the British Army during the Second World War.

Sharon Osbourne visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 19, 2019. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

After the war, Don became a successful music manager for acts including Jerry Lee Lewis, Small Faces and Black Sabbath — the latter fronted by Osbourne’s husband Ozzy.

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She said: “[Anti-Semitism] has always been around and it will always be around and that’s what terrifies me because of all the ugly groups that are coming up all over the world.

“It’s always the Jews or the blacks or the Muslims — everybody hates somebody.”

Labour has been dogged by claims of anti-Semitism since Corbyn took over as leader in 2015, with a report the following year by barrister Shami Chakrabarti finding that there was an "occasionally toxic atmosphere" within the party.

Music manager Don Arden, father of Sharon Osbourne, at home in 1995. (Photo by Martyn Goodacre/Getty Images)

Osbourne can be seen exploring her family history on the BBC show, discovering that much of the information on her father’s Eastern European Jewish heritage has been destroyed.

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The star spoke out earlier this year to accuse Simon Cowell of ageism surrounding her departure from The X Factor, where she had multiple stints as one of the show’s judges.

Who Do You Think You Are? with Sharon Osbourne airs on Thursday evening at 9pm on BBC One.