London (ANI): Slamming former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne, Australian singer songwriter Dannii Minogue has branded the show "a dream" without her. Alhtough Minogue and Osbourne had a bitter battle during last year's series, the latter has left the show over a pay row. Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole has replaced Osbourne on the show.
Minogue says that she now loves filming with the new judge, 55-year-old Louis Walsh, and 48-year-old Simon Cowell. "It's just a dream. It's a very different set," British tabloid The Sun quoted her as saying. "No more eyes down during commercial breaks trying not to look tense. It wasn't the sort of environment I wanted to be in," she said.
Though Minogue has also fought with Cheryl in the past, she claims that they have put their differences behind them. "We started off on a good foot. I went to her dressing room and said: 'Welcome to the set, let's have some fun'," Minogue revealed. "I can't say I don't enjoy the current situation a lot more," she said.
A pal of Minogue's, however, said that there had been "frostiness" between the pair on the ITV1 show, hosted by Dermot O'Leary, 35. Holly Willoughby, 27, presents spin-off Xtra Factor. "They are not the best of pals and probably never will be. But anything is better than Sharon. Dannii is now the show's senior woman and feels like she won the war," the source said.