Dermot O’Leary Makes A *Very* Cheeky Joke About The X Factor Judges

After fans commented on Sharon Osbourne's high spirits...

The X Factor live shows have kicked off! And even though it’s only been one weekend, we have a feeling things are going to be pretty interesting this year.

Let’s catch up on what’s happened so far.

On Saturday night’s show, we saw the finalists perform for the first time. All except group Brooks Way, who’ve since been axed from the series.

See: The Scary Reason Why This X Factor Group Have Been Axed From The Show

Then last night, Saara Aalto and Bratavio found themselves in the bottom two.

It was Bratavio (AKA duo Ottavio Columbro and Bradley Hunt) who ended up being sent home, with judges Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell all choosing to save Saara.

See: James Arthur Tweets About Forgetting His Lyrics On The X Factor

But it wasn’t just the contestants that got people talking over on Twitter. The judges’ antics also proved pretty entertaining.

Sharon certainly appeared to be enjoying herself. And so she should have – she was celebrating her 64th birthday on Sunday.

Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne celebrated her 64th birthday yesterday – and she certainly *seemed* to be having a good weekend

After the mum-of-three appeared to fluff her lines and look into the wrong cameras, viewers wrote messages such as: ‘I love Sharon, but is she drunk tonight ?? @TheXFactor #xfactor,’ and: ‘Is Sharon drunk? ? she’s hilarious #SharonOsbourne #XFactor.’

Now, we’re sure Sharon was just excited about seeing her Overs sing at Wembley. However, this didn’t stop host Dermot O’Leary from joking about the speculation.

Dermot O'Leary

Dermot O’Leary made a *very* cheeky joke about Sharon Osbourne and her fellow judges on last night’s show

He quipped to viewers: ‘Despite what some reports are saying all the judges drank backstage was water. It was just high spirits.

‘Those spirits being vodka, gin and whisky.’

LOLz. Cheeky Dermot. Happy belated birthday, Mrs O!