Big-hearted judge throws a bash for her group

X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne has lifted the spirits of her group by throwing them a party at her mansion.

The contestants had been kept in hiding at a secret base until last Saturday’s show so viewers wouldn’t know who’d got through.

But Sharon, 54, invited them to let off steam at a bash at her home in Buckinghamshire.

Contestant Kerry McGregor, 31, said: ‘We had to go undercover so no one knew what was going on. Ozzy wasn’t there but the dogs were.’