Sharon Osbourne has been forced to stay at home and quarantine after her three-year-old granddaughter Minnie tested positive for Covid-19.

The 67-year-old former X Factor judge had to film her appearance on CBS panel show The Talk from home, after she was unable to travel into the studio.

Sharon opened up about the diagnosis during Monday's edition of the US equivalent to Loose Women, telling her fellow panelists: "I was meant to be in the studio, I was so looking forward to it.

"And then, unfortunately, one of my granddaughters has come down with Covid. She's okay; she's doing good. I don't have it."

Sharon added that her family is in good health despite Minnie falling ill, which included the toddler's father, Sharon's son Jack, who lives with multiple sclerosis.

Sharon Osbourne reveals she's in quarantine after her granddaughter, three, tested positive for COVID-19

She continued: "Her daddy doesn't have it. Her mommy doesn't have it. Her sisters don't. She got it from somebody who works for my son.

"And it just goes to show you, she's three years of age, that children can get Covid."

Sharon said that she was following the latest protocols surrounding coronavirus and decided to stay away from the studio as the 11th season of the show began.

Sharon Osbourne appeared on The Talk via a video link

She said: "Oh my Lord, I want to see you guys so bad. I've got one more week left of quarantining and then I'm out.

"And as I say, I don't have it. I keep testing negative, but, you know, you have to be safe."

Sharon was asked by Sheryl Underwood: "Sharon, did Jack ask about me? He may need me to come and quarantine with him."

Sharon replied that Jack was "equally as upset because he was planning on coming to the studio with me just to wish you good luck."

Sharon Osbourne decided to stay away from the studio

The coronavirus scare has come after Sharon's husband, Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne, revealed that he was living with Parkinson's disease.

The 71-year-old rock singer said at the time that the wasn't aware of the extent of the illness until last year.

He said in January: "I'm not good at secrets. I cannot walk around with it anymore. I feel better now of owning up to the fact that I have a case of Parkinson's."

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