Dannii Minogue has admitted she was "hurt" when Simon Cowell made claims of a secret relationship with her in his biography.

The Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model presenter and X Factor Australia judge told The Sun that she still had nothing to say about the alleged affair.

She said: "What the hell is there to say? Fact - or fiction? That's all I'm saying. I don't understand any of it. It's his thing, his issue.

"He's been amazing and he's taught me so much. I have so much to be thankful to him for. But sometimes your friends can hurt you."

Minogue insisted that she felt no malice toward the X Factor creator: "I don't think he's bad. I just think he's batty as anything."

While admitting she would "want to run and hide" if she bumped into Cowell, she added: "I don't have any nastiness or bad feelings. People only bring you down if you let them."