Dannii Minogue has revealed that botox was her ‘crutch’ during her X Factor days.

The 45-year-old has revealed that she relied on the age-defying injections as a means of boosting her self-confidence during her time on the show.

She explained: “There was a lot of pain in my personal life and I felt more settled using Botox. That was my crutch through the tough times. I’m clearly not using it now! I am in a good place.”

Dannii is currently judging BBC Music competition ‘Let It Shine’ alongside Gary Barlow and Martin Kemp and despite still liking to look glamorous, she is in a far better mind.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “I have got a lot of fittings and have brought stuff over from Australia. People want to see a big Saturday night show. I love that side of it with all the dresses.

“I don’t get nervous, I love live TV. That is part of the reason why Gary [Barlow] said ‘Let’s bring in Dannii.'”

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