Following news that Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to minimise the risks of developing ovarian cancer, Kelly Osbourne has revealed that she also has the BRCA1 cancer gene and plans on taking the preventive surgery route.

The former Fashion Police host opened up about her own health scare during a guest appearance on US chat show, The Talk.

As the hosts discussed Jolie's brave decision, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne's daughter said: "I actually do have the cancer gene."

The 30-year-old went on to explain that she found out after her "mom made all of us get tested after she found out that she had it and got her double mastectomy".

While Sharon was diagnosed with colon cancer back in 2002, neither she or her daughter have suffered from ovarian or breast cancer.

Osbourne continued: "I agree with this 100%. I know that one day I will eventually have to do it too because if I have children, I want to be there to bring them up. I want to be there to support them in every way I can.

"It's something I applaud Angelina for because she's bringing attention to this, and people are now going to go out and get tested for it."

Earlier in March, Jolie, who had a double mastectomy in May 2013, opened up about her brave decision to removes her ovaries and fallopian tube in an opinion piece, titled Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary Of A Surgery, published in the New York Times.

"I went through what I imagine thousands of other women have felt," the actress and humanitarian ambassador said.

"I told myself to stay calm, to be strong, and that I had no reason to think I wouldn't live to see my children grow up and to meet my grandchildren."

As a result of the procedure known as a laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy the mother-of-seven's child baring years are now behind her.