Dannii Minogue has said that she and Simon Cowell have spoken for the first time since she left the X Factor.

Minogue left the UK show in 2010 and is now a judge on the Australian version of the show.

She told Grazia magazine that Cowell called her on camera to reveal which group she would be mentoring.

"Yes, that Simon," she said. "You'd laugh your socks off if you saw it. I've not spoken to him since I left the show, yet he chose to film that moment.

"I really wish you guys could see it. Simon has some balls doing that. I find it bizarre that he's never been involved in the Australian version of the show before and then I'm on it and suddenly he wants to break the news as to what group I have."