X Factor 2010: Dannii Minogue insists ‘I didn’t lie about Sharon Osbourne!’

by Lisa McGarry

Dannii Minogue has spoken to X magazine and set the record straight on Kelly O’s claims that she lied about her mum Sharon Osbourne.

In her new autobiography, Dannii – My Story, Minogue details Sharon’s horrific treatment of her during the 2007 series of The X Factor. She claims that the older woman ranted, screamed and behaved like a bully but in a stream of angry Twitter updates, Sharon’s daughter Kelly branded Dannii a ‘liar’ and ‘the devil!’

Speaking about the outburst, Dannii said:

They’re strong accusations. I’m not a liar – if she’s calling me a liar, she’s calling everyone who was there a liar. The producers and everyone. There were a lot of witnesses. The thing is, it’s not a big part of the book. It’s just all everyone’s read from it right now. In my life of 38 years, it’s not a big thing, it’s a small part of my life.

I don’t want to get into some kind of slanging match with anyone. You can’t change anyone’s opinion of you. If someone doesn’t like me, I’ve always just stayed out of their way.

Sharon, 57 has been persuaded to make a brief return to The X Factor and last month jetted into Ireland to help Louis Walsh choose his acts for this year’s live shows. The pair filmed for the ITV show at Adare Manor in Limerick.

Despite their feud, Dannii claims that she is looking forward to watching footage of Louis and Sharon’s reunion. She said:

“She has been a massive part of the show. She and Louis are great mates and I don’t want to do anything to step between that.”

She added: “It is just nice that now Louis and I can have our relationship and it not be coloured by what anyone else is saying.”

You can read Dannii’s full interview in X magazine, out tomorrow.

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!