X Factor mentor reveals closeness with fellow judge

Dannii Minogue has revealed she has become very close to supposed rival Cheryl Cole.

The X Factor judges have been dogged by rumours that they hate each other, but Dannii says this couldnt be further from the truth.

We all know there is very little reality in reality TV, she tells Daily Star Sunday. Despite what everyone says, Cheryl and I get on great.

She gave me a big hug after Ruth [Lorenzo] was voted off. And she has been so supportive to me in the last few weeks.

Dannii, 37, was the only judge without an act in the X Factor final yesterday which saw Alexandra Burke win, JLS come second and Eoghan Quigg take third place.

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