X Factor judge jokes about her relationship with TV's Mr Nasty

Dannii Minogue says that if she doesn’t flirt with fellow judge Simon Cowell, she’ll be sacked.

The X Factor star, 36 – who was snapped getting cosy with Simon in a cab last week – says all her friends fall under his spell.

‘I think he’s more funny than hot, but every friend I bring to the show texts me the next day saying, “I never thought I’d say this, but I absolutely adore Simon Cowell now.”

‘He’s enigmatic and he’s got a special something.’

Dannii reckons blond contestant Rhydian also has real charisma.

‘Rhydian Roberts is very handsome in real life,’ she tells More magazine.

‘He’s great. He’s perfectly well proportioned and a real gentleman, and I love that.

‘People love to hate him but when they meet him they change their minds and say “I love this guy.” He’s cool.’

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Alison Adey