X Factor star Sam Bailey seems to think she has made a friend for life in her TV mentor Sharon Osbourne.
The former prison officer, 35, reckons she and Mrs O have forged an unbreakable bond and will probably be inviting her along for Christmas dinner.
'Having Sharon around is like having a sister, mum, auntie and best friend all in one,' she raved. 'She's absolutely the best and is always keeping an eye on how I'm doing. I couldn't have wished for a better mentor.'
Lorna Simpson who was axed from the competition in week one blamed Shazza's hectic schedule for her show demise but Sam says her hectic schedule is no biggie.
She continued: 'When she does have to fly home to America to see her family, she is constantly on the other end of the phone talking to me about songs, arrangements, performances. She's always there for me and I love that she's so concerned about me.'
And the pair are so tight Sam's even rustled up a few pet names for her.
'I call her "boss" or "The Shazmeister". I walk into the studio and I know she's in the building because I smell her perfume. Mrs O and I are so close. She tells me to be myself, to be comfortable. I love that!' she gushed.
Sam will perform No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer in honour on tonight's show, which kicks off at 8pm on ITV, in honour of disco week.
And here's what the rest will be singing
Abi Alton I Will Survive
Hannah Barrett Somebody Else's Guy
Kingsland Road Blame It On The Boogie
Luke Friend Play That Funky Music
Nicholas McDonald Rock With You
Rough Copy September
Sam Callahan Relight My Fire
Tamera Foster Wishing On A Star