[an error occurred while processing this directive] London (ANI): 'X-Factor' judge Dannii Minogue has finally broken her silence to confirm her troubled relationship with co-judge Simon Cowell on the reality show. The Aussie singer revealed that cracks began to show on their close bond after Simon started to 'snub' her away to be with 'Girls Aloud' stunner Cheryl Cole who is the new girl joining the judging panel.
"I guess Simon and I don't talk much any more, definitely nothing like last year when I was next to him on the panel and was also the new girl," News of the World quoted her as saying. "He moved me away from him and now sits next to Cheryl and is in her ear all the time. It is a snub but I'm fine. It's nothing compared to what I had to go through last year."
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On being asked if she was being the centre of sharp criticism owing to her being senior to Cheryl by 11 years, Dannii replied: "Lots of people do taunt me, but I put it to one side and carry on with my job, which I take very seriously. I actually talk to Cheryl now more than I talk to Simon. It's a very different atmosphere behind the scenes but I'm strong enough to keep on going and try and ignore all the negativity."