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Danni is not dating simon

The pair is said to have had several furious behind-the-scenes rows as well as one particularly heated on-screen confrontation which resulted in the British star storming off the show.

SINITTA: 1984 Telly presenter Sinitta, 44, is Simon's most famous ex but she ditched him after starting an affair with David Essex.

They remain good friends and still go on holiday together.

Cowell and They remain good friends and still go on holiday together.

LOUISE PAYNE: 1995-1998 COWELL was apparently secretly engaged to Louiseduring their on-off three-year relationship but ended the romance when she said she wanted to start a family.

Even with Simon Cowell there to separate them, Osbourne couldn't bear to spend another six months in her company.

Well, I can't speak for the rest of her, but Dannii's doll-like features are, in person, perfectly plausible – surgery or not (I can't tell, though a colleague assures me that her nose is "soooo Nineties", whatever that means).

With tears, tantrums and even the occasional tiara it is more soap opera than reality TV.

And in the latest backstage twist, X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne has hit out at her fellow panellist, Dannii Minogue, claiming she is only on the ITV1 show because she looks good - and because Simon Cowell, the programme's supremo, is attracted to her.

In the week that the Australian singer's latest single failed to enter the chart Top 20, the 55-year-old wife of Black Sabbath rocker, Ozzy, poured further scorn on her musical credentials. "She [Dannii] knows she's there because of her looks, not because of her contribution to the music industry," she said.

"She's younger, she's better-looking, Simon wants her and he doesn't want me - thank God." This is by no means the first time that Mrs Osbourne, who made her comments on this week's BBC2 Graham Norton show, has fallen out with the 36-year-old singer.

And when she spots me hovering, notebook and dictaphone in hand, she says with a grin: "If you're on the stage, you have to dance! Make the journalist dance – that, depending on your point of view, is evidence that either: a) Dannii does have a sense of humour; or b) she knows exactly how to demonstrate who's going to be in charge of this interview. Born in Melbourne three years after Kylie, she followed her, first into Australian soap operas (a year on Home and Away) and then into the music business.