Sharon Osbourne On Dannii And Simon Cowell Affair
The X Factor judge uses autobiography to have a pop at former rival...
She writes: "Dannii Minogue is stunning to look at, even prettier than Kylie, actually.
"Her skin is incredible and she has a perfectly proportioned figure — thanks to a little help on the top half.
"And, of course, when she joined X Factor as a judge in 2007, Simon fancied the pants off her. "I get that. He’s single, he’s the boss and he can do what he wants. But during filming it was obvious to me that there was some sort of relationship going on between them.
"And, the more it progressed, the worse it became between her and me. It was unbelievably bad.
"Dannii had taken to walking past me in the hallway without even making eye contact. I’d like to say it didn’t bother me, but it did. A lot. I had really enjoyed the previous three series, but this one was rapidly turning into an odious chore. I found it hard dealing with a sulker."
But Shazza insisted that she had tried to extend an olive branch to her rival, but had it rebuffed.
And she admitted that the competitiveness between herself and Dannii was magnified by Minogue's relationship with SiCo.
"And so the show went on, and on, and bloody on, for what seemed an age. The closer she got to Simon, the more I felt she started telling the producers what to do. Suddenly, from being the new girl, she was saying, 'This isn't right', and 'Simon doesn't like it this way'.
"Meanwhile the antics behind the screen had gone up a gear, with her sticking her tongue in Simon's ear and giggling like a bloody teenager as Louis Walsh and me stood there like a couple of gooseberries.
"For me, it made her so unbearable to work with that I just couldn't take it. It was horrible. My stomach was constantly knotted with anxiety about it and as each show loomed I would wake up and think, 'Oh God, I have to spend the day sitting alongside her again'."
The Sun's extract went on to reveal that she attempted to call SiCo's bluff with an "it's her or me" ultimatum, but that he refused to choose.
And with an inability to agree on her wages, she claims she decided to pull out of the show.