CALIFORNIA: Sharon Osbourne has reportedly negotiated a £2 million deal to return to The X Factor . The former judge, who quit the ITV show in 2007, has finalised the terms of her comeback and will sign the contract next week, The People reports. Osbourne’s salary will make her the highest-paid judge in the show’s history, as she is expected to earn a further £500,000 in book and publishing deals. X Factor bosses had feared that Sharon and Ozzy’s marital problems would force her to pull out of the agreement, but she will go ahead with the show.–GN