Aimee Osbourne has described 'The Osbournes' as ''very silly''.

The eldest child of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne opted not to be a part of the MTV reality show which followed the lives of her parents and her two younger siblings Jack and Kelly when it first began in 2002 and was left unimpressed by the finished product.

She explained: ''Back then, I still felt I was trying to figure out who I was in the chaos of family life, so why on earth would I want that portrayed on television?

''I wanted to protect myself, my parents, my siblings, too. They were very young, very impressionable.

''It didn't matter what I thought, ultimately. This was their path, their decision, and they were of course at liberty to take the opportunity. Which they did.

''I suppose I was the one that had to be in control a lot of the time. But then it came naturally. And, for me, watching people get out of control, and be indulgent and dramatic was ... well, very silly.

''When you are already surrounded by that kind of thing, you either surrender fully and accept it as your destiny, or you think to yourself, 'You know what? I'm not going to try that, actually.' OK, it may have been their thing, but I didn't want to do that. I kept it together, mostly.''

The 32-year-old singer - who now performs under her initials, ARO - said she continues to feel the ''opposite'' of her mother who loves media attention.

She continued: ''I'll be having lunch with my mum and she'll complain about the paparazzi outside. I tell her that she could have worn a beanie, but of course she never does. She loves it - it's how she chooses to connect with people. That's fine, I can respect that. But I'm the opposite. I always have been.''

But Aimee said she now has little contact with Kelly, 30, or Jack, 29.

She told The Independent on Sunday newspaper: ''I wouldn't say there is an ease between us, but there is an acceptance. Do we socialise? No.''