Minogue credits Cowell with 'X Factor' return

Minogue credits Cowell with 'X Factor' return

Dannii Mingoue has credited music mogul Simon Cowell with persuading her to return to British reality show 'The X Factor', following a bitter feud with fellow judge Sharon Osbourne.

The Australian singer joined the judging panel on the hit TV show last year but the series was marred by a series of rows with Osbourne.

Minogue was rumoured to be so unhappy that she would not return for a second series.

But the star has signed a new contract and insists it was Cowell who inspired her to come back.

She says: "I was like a scared mouse when I realised Sharon has some personal mission against me. There were a lot of days where I felt I was being bullied.

"It's petty and I never retaliated.

"I'm just so thankful it's not just me, Sharon and Louis (Walsh, fellow judge), otherwise I don't think I would be going back to work. Thank God for Simon, he really did change my life."

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