Sharon Osbourne facing massive backlash for story of sacking assistant after house fire

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Sharon Osbourne appears to have shot herself in the foot after an appearance on the Would I Lie to You? Christmas special.

Joining the comedy panel for an evening of fiction and hilarious truths recently, the former The X Factor judge upset viewers with her (true) story about how she fired an assistant following a fire at her house.

Sharon explained to her co-stars how she went to find the unnamed assistant in the guest house to give him some orders while the fire service were on their way to tackle the flames.

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“I go into the guest house and he’s going, ‘Everything alright?’ and I’m like ‘No, house is on fire. Get out, help. Go in and get the paintings out,'” she recalled.

“There were dogs, and I said ‘You must go in and find the dogs.’ So he did get the dogs, and the fire engines arrive. Very lovely people. They came and they had this oxygen for the assistant. So then I said to him ‘How very dare you, you work here, and you get more paintings out right now.'”

Sharon continued: “After this terrible night, he was not talking to me. And Ozzy and I were counting everything and we were laughing and laughing and he goes, ‘I don’t see what’s funny about any of this. I think I am going to have damaged lungs.’

“So then, I just said ‘If you don’t think that’s funny, do you think this is funny?’ And he said, ‘What?’ And I said, ‘You’re fired.'”

Over on Twitter, this dramatic story received a general thumbs-down from the public, with many questioning Sharon’s decision to sack her assistant after saving her dogs.

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