Dannii Minogue 'scared' of Simon
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 November 2010
'X Factor' judge Dannii Minogue has admitted she is ''scared'' of Simon Cowell, and feels threatened by his boyband One Direction
Dannii Minogue is "scared" of Simon Cowell.
The Australian-born 'X Factor' judge - who is mentoring Matt Cardle, Aiden Grimshaw and Paije Richardson in this year's competition - admitted she feels threatened by the music mogul's boyband One Direction, and is also keen to ensure Cheryl Cole doesn't get a "hat-trick" after winning the show for the past two years.
She said: "We're scared of Simon. He's got One Direction. We are in there to beat him and we don't want Cheryl to get the hat trick."
However, despite her fear of Simon, Dannii dismissed recent reports which suggested him and Cheryl are "ganging up" on her and Irish judge Louis Walsh.
She added to Digital Spy: "I don't think anyone is ganging up on anyone else, despite what you may hear. But me and Louis have become friends and he is a close friend of mine.
"We never had that before and at the beginning it was very rocky, so I think we're enjoying that and it looks like we're divided, but we're not divided at all."