Lady Gaga made like Ozzy Osbourne her O2 Arena show last night, but instead of biting the head off a bat she chomped off the head of a Santa Doll thrown onstage by a fan.

She then stomped on poor Santa with her stiletto heel and screamed: “I hate the holidays!”

Theatrical pop superstar Lady Gaga, renowned for her outrageous costumes, was performing in front of 20,000 fans at the O2 as part of her Monster Ball Tour.

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Gaga’s show drew mainly favourable reviews with the Independent saying:

“The evening – imagine a Tim Burton-directed musical with the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race – is everything a great show should be: shocking, funny, even moving. The extravagant sets and camp routines that accompany those oh-so familiar pop songs are all present and correct.”

The Sun commented: “It was a relief to hear new song You And I – a Bowie-esque glam stomper – from new album Born This Way.”

The massive show follows Lady Gaga’s surprise guest appearance at the tiny Semi Precious Weapons gig at the 250-capacity Islington Academy gig on Wednesday night where she reportedly performed in her bra.

The Monster’s Ball tour continues at the O2 on Friday night before heading to Paris.

Watch Lady Gaga biting Santa here.