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Simon Cowell And Dannii Minogue Apparently Had A Fling

04/17/2012 11:17 AM ET

Many people have often wondered if Simon Cowell had the hots for Paula Abdul, and that’s a mystery we’ll never know, but we do know he had a thing for co-judge Dannii Minogue from the U.K.’s edition of the X-Factor.

Dannii Minogue is a pop singer of her own accord and a model. Moreover, she just happens to be the younger sister of Australian hit maker Kylie Minogue. According to a new book by BBC journalist, Tom Bower called, “Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell,” there was a romantic relationship between both Cowell and Minogue while they worked together on the original ‘X-Factor,’ which is apparently being confirmed by his rep.

Bower says while Cowell denied the rumors, he told him that they were true. Bower quotes him, “I had a crush on her. It was Dannii’s hair, the sexy clothes, and the (explicit for breasts), I was like a schoolboy. She was foxy. She was a real man’s girl. Very feminine.”

Bower also cites a source claiming to be a friend of Cowell’s as to saying the relationship didn’t last long mainly because he wanted to work in America. “There were a few bonks and then it petered out while I was in America.”

Cowell’s rep, Max Clifford confirmed to the Daily Express this past weekend that there was a relationship between the two. “There was a natural ­chemistry between them. It’s not something he wanted to come out now, but it has - there is nothing unusual about it at all,” Clifford said.

As for Cowell, he is taking a bit of a humorous take on the autobiography about his life. “Just seen the TV ad for the unauthorized book on me. Yikes!” Cowell tweeted.


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