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Friday, 5 March, 2010

Dannii Minogue: I Don’t want to lose my X Factor Role

We reported yesterday that Sharon Osbourne may be making a comeback to the X Factor to replace Dannii Minogue, who is expecting her first child.

Dannii Minogue is apparently worried by this, and is even considering cutting short her maternity leave in order to come back to the show. Dannii was expecting to stay in Australia with her parents for some months after the birth, but may now change her plans.

“Dannii wanted to be close to her parents when the baby arrives – she knows they’ll love fussing over her and bonding with their grandchild,” a source told Closer magazine. “But now she’s worried it might result in her losing The X Factor as she’s due at the same time as the auditions kick off.

“She knows she would be taking on too much to give birth then go back to work within a few weeks.”

Simon Cowell has apparently not been returning Dannii’s calls, whilst holding meetings with Sharon Osbourne – fuelling speculation about Sharon’s return. Dannii and Sharon Osbourne famously argued repeatedly whilst they were judging the X Factor together, leading to Sharon Osbourne leaving the show.

Thursday, 4 March, 2010

Sharon Osbourne to Return to X Factor?

There are strong rumours that Sharon Osbourne is to return to the X Factor. Osbourne would replace Dannii Minogue, who is currently expecting her first child.

“I see Simon next week. I haven’t said congratulations about his engagement yet. I don’t know what will happen. I might find out from Simon next week.” Sharon was quoted as saying in the Mirror.

Sharon Osbourne was a popular judge with the public, but left after a series of rows with Dannii Minogue. There have been rumours before about a return to the X Factor, but these are the strongest signs yet it may happen.

Wednesday, 6 May, 2009

Dannii Minogue to Quit X Factor?

Rumours are again circulating that Dannii Minogue is to quit the X Factor, with her contract apparently still unsigned with just weeks before the judges auditions start.

“It was tough for Dannii last year and she got a lot of negative press. A person can only take so much before asking, ‘Is it really worth it?’.” a source told the Sun.

If Dannii does leave, it could pave the way for a return to the show for Sharon Osbourne, who has admitted she misses working on the X Factor.

Monday, 19 November, 2007

Alisha claims X Factor Exit was a ‘conspiracy’

Alisha Bennett was the latest X Factor wannabe to be booted out of the competition on Friday, leaving Sharon Osbourne with no acts left this year.

Sharon was extremely vocal on Saturday’s show in her criticism of Simon Cowell, claiming that he controlled everything and that she had very little say in what happened during the show.

This is something Alisha echoed, saying “It’s true what Sharon said on Saturday – Simon does have the overall hand on everything.”. When asked about Simon’s criticism of her dancers, she said “For him to say something like that was, you know, a bit of a conspiracy. He watched my rehearsals on Friday”.

Alisha is now tipping Rhydian to win the contest.