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Dannii Minogue: 'Cheryl and I were spat out by the X Factor'

Former X Factor judge Dannii Minogue has claimed that she and Cheryl Cole were 'eaten up and spat out' by the producers of the hit reality show.

The former Neighbours and Home and Away actress revealed that family and work commitments made it increasingly difficult for her to continue her role as an X Factor judge.

'The dates of the filming got put back twice and I’d already started Australia's Got Talent by the time they said, OK, here it is – let’s do the show.'

'It would've meant me flying back and forth from Australia once a week for ten weeks with a one-year-old child,' Minogue said when quizzed about her role on the X Factor.

'I'd just got out of hospital three days before having my appendix out and I was like, 'I'm sorry but it's not possible.' So until they can clone me!'

Minogue added that she had sympathy for Cole who was dumped from the US X Factor earlier this summer: 'It does eat all of us up and spit us out at the end.'

However, the 39-year-old was reticent when quizzed about rumours that Simon Cowell had asked her to join the judging panel on the next series of Britain's Got Talent.

Minogue told Heart FM that nothing had been booked as yet but she was a fan of the show before adding: 'You've always got a dog trying to sing in tune and I'm trying to imagine the Queen watching that!'

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