Sharon Osbourne planning to produce a sexy behind-the-scenes tale

Sharon Osbourne is believed to have signed a £3million deal to pen a novel inspired by The X Factor.

And Mrs O, 55, is said to have rival Dannii Minogue, 36, in her sights.

‘Sharon was approached in the spring to publish a work of fiction, loosely based on her dealings with reality TV contests,’ a source tells the Daily Mirror.

‘She wants it to be a Jackie Collins-inspired romp, something shocking, saucy and witty – and a chick lit hit.

‘Friends reckon it’ll be dynamite and a thinly-veiled parody of her time on X Factor. In which case, Dannii had better watch her back! Sharon won’t hold back if she feels she’s been wronged.’

Sharon quit the ITV show earlier this year over rumoured pay demands.