An airport worker is hoping to carve out a new high-flying career – as a Sharon Osbourne lookalike.
Kim Davenport, 48, has signed up to an agency after years of constantly being mistaken for the X-Factor judge.
The mother-of-two, who works at Gloucestershire Airport, says she is such a dead-ringer for Ozzy Osbourne’s wife that all her colleagues call her Sharon.
And she now believes she can turn the uncanny resemblance into cash through jobs at parties and corporate events.
Ms Davenport, who works as business development manager at the airport, said she often hears whisperings from star-struck travellers who think they have just spotted Sharon.
“It’s quite the ice-breaker when I am hosting meetings with people who haven’t met me,” she said.
“I can start off by saying that I am not Sharon Osbourne.
“And a lot of people come up to me and say that I do look like her.
“I was on holiday with a group of friends once and they stopped the music to say that Sharon Osbourne had entered the bar.
“And I don’t mind at all and I really like Sharon, although we are very different characters, and I respect her as a mother.”
Ms Davenport,says even her own children have confused her for Sharon Osbourne in the past.
When her 11-year-old son Kieran was younger, he used to see pictures of Osbourne and point, saying ‘mummy’.
Kim has already spent a day as Sharon a few years ago on the Isle of Man during their X-Factor style talent hunt. She has now signed up to a lookalike agency based in Worcester.
“I am not sure if I will get any work, but I thought I would give it a try,” she said.
“They are an Abba tribute band who also have other lookalikes on their book.
“But I won’t be trying to do an impression of Sharon though.”