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Nearly 15 years after the final episode of The Osbournes debuted, Kelly Osbourne is sharing why the beloved reality show almost made a return to television this year.

Airing from 2002 to 2005, The Osbournes gave an inside look into the lives of Ozzy Osbourne, his wife Sharon and children Jack and Kelly. It ran for four seasons on MTV and is credited as one of the first shows to pave the way for reality TV.

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Kelly Osbourne reveals in a new interview with ET Live that the reality show almost made its highly anticipated comeback this year. However, the coronavirus pandemic has put all of the plans on hold. 

“This year actually, this is the closest we’ve ever come, but due to this pandemic, everything is on hold,” she says.

Kelly believes now is the best time for the family to return to TV. The reboot will be very different from what we saw over a decade ago.

“Jack’s got kids, we’ve grown up. There’s another generation of us and I think it’s just a retrospective showing where we are now versus we were then. I think people really want to see it.”

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Kelly shared last November in an interview with People that the family has been offered several times to reboot the show. 

“I’m not joking, every single year about every three months or so someone else gives us another offer and we keep saying no,” Kelly revealed.

In her interview this week with ET Live, Kelly also gives an update on her father’s health. Ozzy revealed this past January that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after years of ongoing health problems. Last year, he came down with pneumonia which forced him to postpone his UK and European tour last fall.

Most recently, Ozzy canceled his 2020 North American tour to focus on medical treatments for his Parkinson’s. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, he was forced to cancel his medical trip to Switzerland.

Despite all of this, Kelly shares that her father is in good spirits as he quarantines safely in his home. His recent stem cell treatments have also been going well.

“Seeing after one treatment of stem cell what has happened and the progress that he’s made is mind-blowing,” she shares. “He’s walking better. He’s talking better. His symptoms are lessening. He is building the muscle strength back that he needs after his spine surgery.”

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Last week, Kelly took to social media to begin the #StayHomeForOzzy initiative. This initiative is encouraging fans to practice social distancing during this pandemic. 

“If you don’t have someone to stay home for and you’re a fan of my dad, you can stay home for him because you know my father has COPD, Parkinson’s and he is really, really high risk. They have told us how serious this is and I’m terrified,” she says.

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I wish there was something I could say to comfort you all. Some wisdom I could drop on you to relive you from the fear that surrounds us all right now. The truth is I am scared too. Both of my parents are high risk especially my dad. If I would have known 3 weeks ago when I sent them off to panama that that was gonna be the last time I got to hug and kiss them for a while… I would have held on a little longer. However these are the sacrifices we must make. I stay home for my mum and dad. If you don't have anyone to stay home for I beg you #StayHomeForOzzy help put a smile on my dads face while he is in quarantine by posting a pic of your best Ozzy impersonation and #StayHomeForOzzy I love you all 💜

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Kelly also reminded everyone her dad isn’t the only member of her family at incredibly high risk during this time.

“My mum is high risk, she’s a two-time cancer survivor, chemo, everything. To know that not just one, but two of my parents are high risk, it’s serious and I stay home for them. There’s so many reasons, just shut up and stay home. How is that so hard? But it is for people.”

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