After taking some digs at her former ‘X Factor’ co-panelist Sharon Osbourne, Dannii Minogue discussed her excitement working with Sharon’s replacement on the singing competition, Cheryl Cole. “I’m thrilled Cheryl has joined,” Dannii tells Thomas Cook’s travel magazine. “She has experienced the whole process first-hand and successfully carved out a recording career with Girls Aloud. She brings a breath of fresh, young air to the show and isn’t afraid to voice her opinions, even with Simon.”
Meanwhile, an insider on the set of the ITV hit seems to back up life with Cole is easier than it was with Sharon, especially for show creator and judge Simon Cowell. “Simon is so pleased he took a gamble because it has paid off,” the source told the Daily Mail. “This is the happiest he has been for a long while. For once there is no bitching or backbiting like there was before. It was incredibly stressful with the feud between Dannii and Sharon.” Read more.
Sharon Osbourne At War With Dannii
August 27, 2007 – The People reports tensions are high between ‘X Factor’ judges Sharon Osbourne and Dannii Minogue, with 54-year-old Sharon worried she’ll be overshadowed by the younger and sexier singer. “Sharon’s nose has been well and truly put out of joint by the arrival of Dannii,” a source told the tab. “In previous series she has been the star of the show. She brought the glamor and sexiness. This year she was hoping things would be the same, particularly as her own chat show crashed and burned. She was hoping to prove she’s still got what it takes, more so to herself because nobody has ever questioned her ability. She’s brilliant. But she feels Dannii is taking over. She thinks she is the star of the show. She’s younger, sexier and Sharon hates it.” Read more.