Dannii Minogue breaks silence with ex-lover Cowell

Television personality Dannii Minogue has revealed that she has spoken to Simon Cowell for the first time since she left her position on the ITV talent show X Factor.

Dannii Minogue: Has had a chat with Simon Cowell. Picture: Getty
Dannii Minogue: Has had a chat with Simon Cowell. Picture: Getty

Last year it was revealed Minogue, 41, and Cowell, 53, had an affair while Minogue was a judge on the show. She left in 2010 and is now a judge on the Australian version of X Factor.

Speaking in an interview with Grazia magazine she said she was surprised to discover it was Cowell who called her on camera to reveal which group she would be mentoring on the show.

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“Yes, that’s Simon,” she said. “You’d laugh your socks off if you saw it. I’ve not spoken to him since I left the show, yet he chose to film that moment.

“I really wish you guys could see it. Simon has some balls doing that. I find it bizarre that he’s never been involved in the Australian version of the show before and then I’m on it, and suddenly he wants to break the news as to what group I have.”

Minogue, who split from her partner Kris Smith a year ago, has a son Ethan, who will be three in July. She has revealed she would like more children.

“I think I want another,” Minogue admitted. “But I can’t just click my heels together and make it happen. I keep wondering how the hell I do it. Once Ethan got to two, he started doing the most adorable things and I was like ‘Damn, I want another one’.

“All my gay friends have been asking if my ovaries are available for rent.”