Kylie Minogue: ‘I turned down X Factor job for my sister!’

Kylie Minogue has revealed that she turned down the chance act as a temporary judge on the X Factor panel this year, because she didn’t want to ‘step on Danni’s territory.’

Kylie’s baby sister Dannii Minogue will be forced to miss the audition rounds of the show this summer, as she is expecting her first baby. Speaking at the launch of her album Aphrodite, Kylie admitted that she had been approached by Simon Cowell about the role, however she turned him down on the spot. She said:

“I was asked to do it, but there were two main reasons why I said no.

“One was I had my album coming out. And two, because it’s Dannii’s thing. I would be stepping on her territory and it would get too messy.

“You know that Kylie/Dannii thing again? It’s her job, I don’t want to come in and then we have that whole comparison when she came in to take over. For two years she had a really tough time. People were really nasty about her. There were times when she got really down and then she turned it around.

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Kylie Minogue snubs X Factor for Dannii

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By 3am’s Clemmie Moodie and Danielle Lawler 21/05/2010
Dannii Minogue and Kylie Minogue (Pic:ITV/ Rex Features)

Kylie Minogue sensationally turned down the X Factor – for the sake of her sister Dannii.

The singer was asked by Simon Cowell to be a judge for the audition stages while Dannii was on maternity leave. But despite being a guest mentor on the ITV show last year, Kylie, 41, became one of the first women to ever say no to Cowell.

Speaking at the launch of her album Aphrodite, she said: “I was asked to do it, but there were two main reasons why I said no.

“One was I had my album coming out. And two, because it’s Dannii’s thing. I would be stepping on her territory and it would get too messy.

“You know that Kylie/Dannii thing again? It’s her job, I don’t want to come in and then we have that whole comparison when she came in to take over. For two years she had a really tough time. People were really nasty about her. There were times when she got really down and then she turned it around.

“And throughout it all she didn’t change – and that’s what I am so proud of.

“She can be direct and it can rub people up the wrong way. But she has a big heart. That’s what people have started to love about her.

“And who knew you could do so many things with a bob? She has my dad’s hair, it grows like weeds. I have my mum’s, and it doesn’t grow as fast.”

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