Eighties' pop star Sinitta has hit out at The X Factor judge Dannii Minogue, insisting she is nothing more than a Sharon Osbourne "copycat".
Sinitta, 40, was denied the chance to become the fourth addition to the judging panel on the hit British talent show by her former mentor Simon Cowell, and instead was relegated to helping pop wannabes improve their act.
And the singer believes 35-year-old Minogue - who joined the show earlier this year (07) - adds nothing special to the programme.
She says, "I would definitely be better than Dannii. I don't think she takes away from the show, I just don't think she brings anything new.
"She even looks like her (Sharon). They needed a new flavour and I would have brought that."
A spokesman for The X Factor refused to comment on Sinitta's remarks.