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Dannii Minogue Says Sharon Osbourne Bullied Her On X Factor

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In a revealing tell-all autobiography, Dannii Minogue said she lived in hell working with Sharon Osbourne and other X Factor judges.

Dannii says, "What could have been a dream job was at times a complete nightmare."

According to Dannii, Sharon began bullying her before filming her first live episode in October 2007 when Sharon burst in her dressing room and began berating her. She recalls:

"Sharon snapped, 'All this bullocks in the press is ruining my life. You could be telling them I'm a nice person but instead you're adding fuel to the fire by saying nothing.' I told her: 'Sharon, I've never said anything bad about you, and I wouldn't say anything bad about you…But she didn't seem interested. 'I don't need this!' she squeaked. 'I'm a mother, for fuck's sake, do you think I need all this shit in my life?' I tried reasoning with her. 'Sharon, they are just stupid press stories about a non-existent feud. All I've ever done is tell people how much I admire you but they don't want to print it.' 'Oh, don't play the innocent,' Sharon spat. 'Cos if you wanna play games, Missy, I'll play… don't you worry, I'll play!'"

She goes on to talk about how Sharon took low blows, criticizing her looks:

"She said I'd had too much Botox and plastic surgery and looked ridiculous, and I was nothing more than a mosquito she wanted to flick away. On one chat show, goaded by an almost salivating Graham Norton, Sharon rolled around on the studio floor, pointing at her backside, and comparing my face to it."

Dannii adds that fellow judge Louis Walsh would team up with Sharon. "Louis felt a sense of duty towards Sharon, taking her part in what had become a feud, albeit a one-sided one." However, according to her, Simon Cowell didn't pick sides. "Simon, thank goodness, was a great ally through all of it. I felt I could rely on him for support when things got rough - and boy, did it get rough."

One good thing that came out of Dannii's time on X Factor is her friendship with Cheryl Tweedy who would take her hand under the judges' table and console her.


Dannii returns to X Factor later this month, which we hear Sharon is scheduled to make a shocking appearance. Those are going to be some insane fireworks!!

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45 comments to “Dannii Minogue Says Sharon Osbourne Bullied Her On X Factor

  1. 1

    Sharon is a disgusting person.

  2. 2

    Sounds like no one likes Sharon Osbourne. She must be a real bitch.

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  4. 4

    Sharon can be a bitch, but why would she do so to dannii specifically and so unprovoked? makes no sense…sharons bitchy but not completely crazy…why would she start an unprovoked feud with a coworker?

    dannii is so retarded she can't even spell her name normal…what kind of name is dannii?? and seriously, she looks weird.
    i have no idea what shes famous for or has ever done, clearly not that much, because i have never heard of her before this all…she is famous for what? being kylie minogue's untalented sister?
    they are both old ladies with lots of plastic surgery…what is kylie now? 55??

    sharon's old as well, and has also had her share of surgery…but she has birthed a few kids…whats dannii and kylie's excuse? they're just old slutbags…or did dannii just have a kid? i dunno…dont pay much attention to those british 'pop' people… are they even british? who cares. they both suck.

    at least sharon has personality and wit!!! i have met her kids, and they are pretty nice people…that family is pretty cool.

  5. 5

    sharon should talk about too much botox and plastic surgery. her face barely moved on america's got talent. it was like looking at an alien

  6. @v@ says – reply to this


    Oh, come on. Anyone who is being intellectually honest knows that sometimes staying silent is a form of passive aggression. Minogue would have had to be living under a rock to not know to quell the faux feud in the press when everyone in Britain and overseas knew about it. She could have had empathy for Sharon (who came to her first) and could have offered on the spot to make a public statement within 24 hours to help Sharon out. Rolling and pointing at her butt is indeed Sharon making good on her intent to 'play'. Lol. It could have been averted, but it wasn't. Why? Don't Sharon's feelings matter? She was on the show with Minogue, so they should have. This is the result. Sharon is feisty, and doesn't give a hoot about political correctness, and that's why some people get such a kick out of her.

  7. 7

    Boohooo, poor baby. If she is so miserable there, and they are so awful to her, why doesn't she just quit?

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  9. 9

    sharon is a jealous bitch.. Team Minogue!

  10. 10

    This sounds exactly like Sharon. Not surprised.

  11. 11

    Oh let the old battle axes duke it out, sometimes harmless fights are good for the circulation.

  12. 12

    Team Sharon. Sharon can be a bit*h but that's what people either love or hate about her. She tells it like it is. Dannii may be the victim in this case, but didn't everyone hate her when she first came on X-Factor? She was the only judge that was on there with no strong music resume. She was basically there for her looks, and that's probably what got Sharon started.

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  14. 14

    I dont know that i believe this. To me it seems that Sharon is fiesty, not crazy. What i would say happened was Dannii was teased playfully by the other judges and she was overly sensitive about it, took it to heart, and then everything was more dramatic then ever. Just my opinion though.

  15. Mrs O says – reply to this


    exscuse me everybody!
    for the people who have put nasty comments about Sharon Osbourne, fuck you!
    Dannii Minogue is a lying bitch who needs to fuck off!

  16. 16

    Got a match? My face, your ass, ha ha ha ha ha TEAM Sharon!

  17. 17

    Rumor has it Sharon is a freaking sociopath when she is not on camera. I do not like abusive people.

  18. 18

    Not surprising. Sharon has built a living on being feisty and strong. Unfortunately, sometimes this goes to people's heads and they become a caricature of what made them great in the first place. Obviously people are unaware that Dannii has, in fact, been quite prolific with her music. Just because she's not big in the states, doesn't mean she's not successful else where. The music world DOES NOT revolve around the USA! Whether or not she was bullied is irrelevant. It's the way she felt and no one has the right to say that it doesn't matter or exist. That's how it all starts!

  19. 19

    Like Kelly said, theres another side to the story that Dannii isnt saying. SHaron has a heart, and if people watched the stuff she was in for the most part, they would know that. She has a big heart…you just dont fuck with her family. Im the same way. Something was said or provoked, we dont know the whole story.

  20. 20

    Sharon is a nasty nasty piece of work from a family that just disgusts me……ugh. Dannii is a lovely genuine person and regardless of the circumstances, in a case of who to believe, Dannii gets my vote of confidence over that manipulative scumbag any day. Tellingly, Dannii is still on the panel whereas Sharon is long gone. (Thank God!) And Dannii is not British she's Australian! Can't wait to see both her and Cheryl back on the X Faxtor!

  21. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Mrs O – Lol and high five to you.

  22. 22

    danii is a liar. back and forth dialogue that upset her and i'm supposed to BELIEVE what she printed is real, honest, and true to memory??? lies… or, at the least… a stretch of the truth to benefit her nothingness of a career. had her sister never done the locomotion, no one would know or care who danii is. and, yes, sharon is a bitch… but what UBER successful celebrity female isn't????

  23. 23

    Did she say that Simon didn't pick sides and was an ally? Does that sound anything like the Simon we all know and loathe? Not at all. Looks like Dannii is lyiing.

  24. 24

    The Osborne's are so trashy and pointless. They need to go away and stay away.

  25. 25

    Re: alihalley – Dannii actually had a music career before Kylie. She was the one whole prompted her to go into singing. Dannii has had a number of hits both in Australia and the UK.

  26. 26

    Ugh I used to like Sharon but this just makes her look bad. I love Danny and I think she's really sweet. I even like her old hits. And I can understand how working on the X-factor is hard. It's nothing but a battle of the ego's really. Each judge has their thing going. It's almost more competitive for the judges than the actual contestants! Simon is a bit of a douche, Cheryl likes to gloat over any and everything and Louis is always trying to snipe his co-judges. Danni gives me the feeling that she's actually the most neutral and doesn't display her ego as obvious as the other three so I can not understand how Sharon would have a problem with Danni. Maybe it's as simple as a misunderstanding that has got wayyyyy out of hand. And that's when you know you really should try to make amends or this will keep looking retarded and ugly in the public eye. Especially if it's not even necessary just talk it out and move on!

  27. elRey says – reply to this


    I don't even know who this bitch is "Dannii Minogue" she's a lame ass for spelling her name with two nn's and two ii's anyway.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE SHARON OSBOURNE, she can do no wrong!!!!
    Sharon is the best!!!

  28. 28

    Sounds like Sharon.. Kelly can go fuck herself while she's still on the thinner end of the spectrum

  29. 29

    Cheryl tweedy is so ace tho

  30. 30

    Re: samdavid – why? because on the x factor it was her, simon and Lois Walsh, then along came a younger, attractive co star…

  31. 31

    Re: samdavid – Dannii sings, acts on TV and stage [including a West End production, hosts a variety of tv shows, co-funded a fashion label and is a head designer for it. She had her first job at age 3 and has worked constantly since age 7.

    There were numerous witnesses to Sharon's behaviour - she was just bitter and jealous.

  32. 32

    Re: aniarumu – Everyone loved her actually and she easily won the series.

    She has song professionly since she was 7 years old. Know your facts before mouthing off.

  33. 33

    you can tell she is lying by how much detail she puts into the conversations - do you remember every word someone said during a heated argument? no - it's called adrenaline people. and it basically shits on your short term memory.

  34. 34

    Sharon Osbourne has raised two drug addicts. That has got to say something.

  35. 35

    STFU you ugly BITCH!!! Sharon is a very loving person.

  36. 36

    Did perez get owned or bullied into taking Kelly's post down. Am I just missing it.

  37. 37

    Sharon Osborne is a fugly, talentless turd. The old bat is lucky she has a job at all. Ozzy, on the other hand, rules!

  38. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: blueboy – I've read that your 'talentless turd', besides supporting and cagily reviving Ozzy's life and career, has rolled all of the shows and opportunities she nurtured over the last few years into an over $100 Million fortune, and that could be in pounds. We should all be so talentless.

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  40. baby says – reply to this


    who is Dannii Minogue?? sharon is a wonderful person, but at least she owns up to her mistakes! love you sharon!

  41. 41

    No one is perfect, and I would be mad if someone was silent about the feud too, saying nothing means there is an issue. This is one side of the story, of course Dannii will view herself as the victim and not own up to anything she may have done. I don't think either side is innocent and Sharon sure isn't the devil who just decided to be mean to Dannii. No one wants workplace drama. Sharon was the one who left, so if Sharon was doing all the attacking then why would she leave? This makes no sense. Also, everyone is right, you absolutely cannot remember dialogue from heated arguments like that, I studied Victimology and it is well known that your memory of situations changes over time. Someone telling the same story the same way or reciting dialogue like that after a long time is lying and scripted it. Dannii should be the bigger person if she is really the Victim, but after reading this I don't think she is at all, she has as much guilt as Sharon in this feud.

  42. 42

    Re: Mrs O – haha Sharon is a dick and you are a c**k sucker LMAO don't take things so personally!!

  43. 43

    Re: alihalley – This website is accessed world over… just cos you have never heard of Dannii and are only aware of one of Kylie's songs doesn't make you right. That annoys me you think this website is for people in the US only!!! Kylie is more famous than Madonna in Europe and beyond. Regardless of music, Dannii is successful for her stint on X factor… that in itself, is success. Adding to that, we're all talking about her… drumming up publicity for her book. She has the last laugh whoop

  44. 44

    Re: Ozjohn – haha yeah right, this 'feisty and strong' woman was taking abuse by her husband like noone else ever did. Shut up already, Kelly is a school drop out and druggie and Jack is so fucking annoying that just i want to beat the shit out of him for being useless.
    That speaks volumes for the kind of mother she is, both Sharon and Ozzy are deadbeat parents.

  45. 45

    someone said a few comments down that Dannii was the only judge that was on there with no strong music resume. er…and sharon was a musician or a singer when?? Her husband Ozzy's music has nothing to do with her. Remember Sharon can't see talent whatsoever!! she tried to give the world Chico! pleeeeease!! and she has no right to judge Dannii for any botox or whatever, as sharon herself has been nipped and tucked so many times she's looking more ridiculous each year. Sharon probably knew she was gonna get replaced eventually. And everyone picked up he bad vibe. i'm so sick of those feckin Osbournes, apart from Ozzy who i think deserves a medal for putting up with them. The problem is Sharon has no tact and says what she wants and eventually her popularity waned because the public got sick of her, not because of Dannii. If she had have kept her mouth shut and did her job she would have still been on the panel. Even if Dannii did quel the rumours of a rift to the press they'd still not believe it, because gossip sells. happy getting along best friend stories don't. Sharon should know what the press is like, it just sounds like she's washed up and jealous of her