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‘The Osbournes’ TV series to return with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne back in UK

The first family of reality television are back with a new series nearly 20 years on from the last

By Charlotte Krol

Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne (Picture: Alamy)

The Osbournes is returning to TV screens for the first time since 2005.

Bosses at the BBC, where the former MTV series is to be homed, have confirmed that the family are set to document their “new life back in the UK” with a “funny, moving and honest” new series.

Clare Sillery, Head of Documentaries, told MailOnline: ‘Twenty years ago the Osbournes left Britain for a life in LA.

“Now they are coming ‘home to roost’, back to their family home, pretty much as they left it all those years ago.”

The family will be relocating to their 120-year-old Grade II listed Buckinghamshire home after 25 years of living in Beverly Hills. It’s not known if it will focus on Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne or will also feature the couple’s children, Jack and Kelly, who starred in the original show.

It comes as Ozzy recently announced his plans to move back to the UK with Sharon because he “doesn’t want to die in crazy America”.

“I’m fed up with people getting killed every day. God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings. And there was that mass shooting in Vegas at that concert… It’s fucking crazy,” Ozzy told The Observer.

Sillery continued to explain of the new series, a premiere date of which is currently unknown: “In this new series our audience will be able to follow the family as they settle back into their new life in a Buckinghamshire village.

“It promises to be a funny, moving and honest insight into their new life back in the UK.”

The reality TV show first aired on MTV in March 2002 to follow the unconventional home life of the former Black Sabbath singer and his family. It ran for four seasons and ended in 2005.

Ozzy and Sharon’s eldest daughter, Aimee, declined to take part as she criticised her parents’ antics.

The pioneering show, which made the Osbournes the first family of reality TV, had lasting cultural impact and won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2002.

Ozzy Osbourne at the 2022 Commonwealth Games
Ozzy Osbourne at the 2022 Commonwealth Games (Picture: Alamy)

Meanwhile, the series is expected to shed more light on Ozzy’s numerous health problems in recent years, including being diagnosed with Parkinson’s. The rock legend has also had surgery to fix his neck after a bathroom fall in January 2019 in addition to blood clots, nerve pain and depression.

Last month, Ozzy and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi made a surprise reunion in their hometown of Birmingham with a performance at the Commonwealth Games.

Ozzy is also preparing the release of his new solo album, Patient Number 9, out this month.