Dannii Minogue clarifies her sexuality after saying she 'identifies as queer' and admits 'girls are hot'

Dannii Minogue has clarified her sexuality days after claiming that she is queer.

The All I Wanna Do singer, 52, said just before the launch of her lesbian dating show I Kissed A Girl on BBC Three that she 'identified as queer' but has now insisted that she is 'straight' and in a long-term relationship.

She said: 'To clarify, there was no breakdown and I was not making an announcement that I’m a lesbian or queer.'

Insisting her quote was 'taken out of context', she added: 'I’m straight and in a long-term hetero relationship!'

Dannii has been dating record producer Adrian Newman for more than a decade, and shares a son Ethan, 13, with ex-boyfriend Kris Smith.

Dannii Minogue has clarified her sexuality after initially claiming that she is queer, insisting that she is straight and in a long-term heterosexual relationship

Dannii Minogue has clarified her sexuality after initially claiming that she is queer, insisting that she is straight and in a long-term heterosexual relationship

The All I Wanna Do singer, 52, went viral with the comments just ahead of the launch of her BBC Three dating show I Kissed A Girl

The All I Wanna Do singer, 52, went viral with the comments just ahead of the launch of her BBC Three dating show I Kissed A Girl

The former X Factor judge admitted just before the show hit screens that she thought of herself as queer in a 'weird way'.

She declared: 'I identify as queer in a weird way.'

As one contestant, Amy from Surrey, commented that Dannii is 'just my type', Danni was asked if she is too attracted to women.

Laughing in the episode, Dannii replied: 'You girls are hot. You know it. I love it. I'm here for it. Is that an answer?'

Dannii, who previously revealed she lost a handful of fans after she began hosting I Kissed A Boy, said she would love the series to win more awards. 

'I want this to go well, obviously. Everybody's put everything on the line.

'I hope there are more series of this show, and more girls get the opportunity to have this experience.'

Holding back tears, she added: 'You girls are so brave and amazing and have brought so much to it. I could never do what you have done.'

Dannii has been in  a relationship with Adrian Newman for more than a decade (pictured in 2015) and she shares son Ethan, 13, with ex-partner Kris Smith

Dannii has been in  a relationship with Adrian Newman for more than a decade (pictured in 2015) and she shares son Ethan, 13, with ex-partner Kris Smith

Dannii launched the lesbian spin-off of I Kissed A Boy earlier this month and insisted that it was 'important' to have an all-female dating show on television

Dannii launched the lesbian spin-off of I Kissed A Boy earlier this month and insisted that it was 'important' to have an all-female dating show on television

She added: 'I will always be in awe of what has happened and what we've created. I feel so proud.

'You're stepping forward, and you're the first crew of girls representing in this space, and it is big.'

Producers have promised the new series will 'serve drama, smash stereotypes, and promise more twists and turns than ever.'

The unique spin on the I Kissed A... format sees the contestants share a kiss with their partner before ever saying a word to each other.

 

Dannii Minogue's love life: From 'nights of passion' with Simon Cowell to having a baby with male model 

One of Dannii's most high-profile relationships was with Australian actor Julian McMahon who she met in 1990 while working on the soap Home And Away.

Dannii and Julian, who is the son of former Australian Prime Minister William McMahon, were married for two years before divorcing in 1995.

Dannii endured a difficult relationship with Julian's mother Sonia, who disliked the singer and threatened not to attend the couple's wedding.

The hitmaker previously said: 'There was no relationship, she wouldn't speak to me, I wasn't allowed to be near her in the house, she said she wasn't coming to the wedding. We just had no idea how to handle it - we were just trying to.'

In 1999, Dannii became engaged to 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve, son of Ferrari Formula 1 driver GIles Villeneuve. It wasn't meant to be however, as the pair broke up two years later.

Three years later, Dannii began her next serious romance by dating Scottish music producer and bassist for the band Bros, Craig Logan.

It was reported in March 2002 that the pair were engaged but by December of that year, they had parted ways.

Simon Cowell claimed he bedded Dannii while they were working together on The X Factor from 2007 to 2010 - something she has remained coy about (pictured in 2007)

Simon Cowell claimed he bedded Dannii while they were working together on The X Factor from 2007 to 2010 - something she has remained coy about (pictured in 2007)

Dannii dated English model Kris Smith between 2008 and 2012, with the former couple sharing son Ethan, 13, together (pictured in 2010)

Dannii dated English model Kris Smith between 2008 and 2012, with the former couple sharing son Ethan, 13, together (pictured in 2010)

In August 2008, Dannii began dating English male model and former professional rugby league player Kris Smith. The pair met in Ibiza while Kris was celebrating his 30th birthday.

It was announced in January 2010 that Dannii was pregnant and she gave birth to the couple's son Ethan, 13, in July.

Dannii and Kris split up two years later, with the star confirming the breakup on Twitter. She wrote: 'It brings me great sadness to tell you that Kris & I have separated. We still care for each other & ask for privacy at this difficult time, in particular for our son Ethan who remains our number one priority.'

During her time as a judge on The X Factor from 2007 to 2010, there were rumours Dannii had a fling with fellow judge and show boss Simon Cowell.

In an interview for his unauthorised biography Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell, the music mogul claimed he had in fact had several nights of passion with Dannii while they were working together on The X Factor.

He said: 'I had a crush on her. It was Dannii's hair, the sexy clothes, and the t**s. It was genuine love. I was like a schoolboy. She was foxy. She was a real man's girl. Very feminine.'

Dannii was said to be unhappy with Simon spilling the details of their fling to his biographer Tom Bowers. Simon reportedly said at the launch of the book: 'I haven't been able to get her to speak to me directly.

'I've been in touch with her through intermediaries. She's fine, I think, and, hopefully, we're okay.'

One of Dannii's most high-profile relationships was with Australian actor Julian McMahon who she was married to from 1993 to 1995

One of Dannii's most high-profile relationships was with Australian actor Julian McMahon who she was married to from 1993 to 1995

Dannii endured a difficult relationship with Julian's mother Sonia (pictured in 2005), who disliked the singer and threatened not to attend the couple's wedding

Dannii endured a difficult relationship with Julian's mother Sonia (pictured in 2005), who disliked the singer and threatened not to attend the couple's wedding

In 1999, Dannii became engaged to 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve. It wasn't meant to be however, as the pair broke up two years later (pictured in 2000)

In 1999, Dannii became engaged to 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve. It wasn't meant to be however, as the pair broke up two years later (pictured in 2000)

Simon's admission came after he and Dannii both denied the fling in 2008 when it was alleged to have taken place - before she got together with Kris Smith.

Dannii also played coy when asked about the pair's romance in the past, telling The Mirror: 'If he says it's the truth then that's what he's saying. But I don't have anything to do with that.'

Fellow X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne accused Dannii of having an affair with Simon in her 2014 autobiography Unbreakable.

Sharon and Dannii were reported to have had a difficult working relationship and the outspoken reality star didn't hold back in her book.

Sharon wrote: 'She had an uppity attitude as she was f***ing the boss. She clearly felt sh***ing Simon gave her vicarious power and it was so immature, not to mention deeply irritating to deal with.'

Dannii took her own shot at Sharon in her autobiography Dannii: My Story, comparing her to a 'school bully'.

She wrote: 'When I sat on the judging panel next to Sharon each Saturday, having seen her publicly destroy me on yet another television show or press interview that week, I felt as if I was back at primary school when I was forced to sit next to the school bully.

Three years later, Dannii began her next serious romance by dating Scottish music producer Craig Logan who she dated for a year in 2002

Three years later, Dannii began her next serious romance by dating Scottish music producer Craig Logan who she dated for a year in 2002

Dannii confirmed her breakup from Kris Smith on Twitter, writing: 'It brings me great sadness to tell you that Kris & I have separated' (pictured in 2009)

Dannii confirmed her breakup from Kris Smith on Twitter, writing: 'It brings me great sadness to tell you that Kris & I have separated' (pictured in 2009)

'Over the course of the next year, Sharon announced to anyone who would listen that I was impossible to work with (but never explained why); that I was only on The X Factor because of my looks, not any visible talent or contribution to the entertainment industry; and Simon employed me only because he wanted to sleep with me.

Since 2014, Dannii has been in a relationship with singer and music producer Adrian Newman. The couple are rarely seen together due to Adrian's desire for privacy.

In 2022, the songstress laughed after she was probed by radio host Kyle Sandilands about her 'secret new bloke'.

'It's not a secret!' she replied. 'You ask me this every time, we've been going out for nine years!

'Every time anyone prints a picture of him, they go 'secret man', 'never seen'... He's just not interested in anything to do with the public eye.'

Simon said of Dannii: 'I had a crush on her. It was Dannii's hair, the sexy clothes, and the t**s. It was genuine love. I was like a schoolboy. She was foxy. She was a real man's girl. Very feminine'

Simon said of Dannii: 'I had a crush on her. It was Dannii's hair, the sexy clothes, and the t**s. It was genuine love. I was like a schoolboy. She was foxy. She was a real man's girl. Very feminine'

Simon's admission came after he and Dannii both denied the fling in 2008 when it was alleged to have taken place - before she got together with Kris Smith

Simon's admission came after he and Dannii both denied the fling in 2008 when it was alleged to have taken place - before she got together with Kris Smith

Fellow X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne accused Dannii of having an affair with Simon in her 2014 autobiography Unbreakable (pictured in 2007)

Fellow X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne accused Dannii of having an affair with Simon in her 2014 autobiography Unbreakable (pictured in 2007)

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Dannii and Andrew, a singer and music producer, made their first public appearance in 2014 at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

The songstress told Who magazine in 2018 she was 'extremely happy' in her love life, and doesn't feel the need to share details about it.

She said: 'We don't talk about our relationship. We just keep that super private. But yeah, I'm extremely happy.'

I Kissed A Girl is a spin-off of the gay male version of the show I Kissed A Boy.

Episodes one and two of I Kissed a Girl will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer on Sunday May 5. Episodes will air on BBC Three every Sunday and Monday night at 9pm. 

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