Sharon Osborne arrives at the X Factor auditions, at Excel London
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Miley Cyrus and Rihanna 'over the top'

X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne says female singers are going "over the top'"in their raunchy music videos.

Sharon Osbourne has described performances by artists Miley Cyrus and Rihanna as "over the top".

The X Factor judge's comments follow a recent performance by Miley at the MTV Video Music Awards, which attracted criticism from a US parenting pressure group for being unsuitable for young viewers.

Sharon told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "It's just about pulling the reins back, because ultimately they've got the voices, they've got the talent and they really don't need to do that."