Pop mogul Simon Cowell says he thinks Sharon Osbourne gives him a hard time on the British TV talent show, "X Factor," because she fancies him.

He said fellow judge Sharon hated the fact he was unavailable.

"Sharon looks at me and it's like a dog looking at a can of food. She has a secret crush," Cowell remarked on "Today With Des And Mel," the Mirror said Thursday.

When show co-host Mel Sykes asked what Sharon's husband Ozzy might say, Simon retorted: "I think Ozzy would quite happily give her away if he could."