Outspoken TV personality Sharon Osbourne has slammed the women of U.S. talk show The View, telling her rival hosts to "go f**k themselves".
The rock matriarch has held a seat at American programme The Talk since 2010, a show that has five women as co-hosts and boasts a format very similar to the Barbara Walters-led series, The View.
During Wednesday's (06Nov13) episode of The Talk, guest and fellow chat show host Arsenio Hall asked the five ladies what makes their show different from The View.
Co-host Julie Chen began with a diplomatic answer, and said, "We do not discuss politics. We do not debate. You know I always say The View has changed over the years as the players have changed."
However Osbourne was quick to speak her mind on the subject, saying, "Stop being polite. Cut to the f**king chase. This is the situation. The situation is... Barbara: Idolize her, divine, she is super-human. I love Barbara Walters. The rest can go f**k themselves."
The View, which has been a daytime staple in the U.S. since 1997, is hosted by Walters, actress Whoopi Goldberg, former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy and comedienne Sherri Shepherd.