The X Factor judge Dannii Minogue said she will be back for next year’s show, despite rumours to the contrary.

The 37-year-old told the latest edition of Closer: “The producers and Simon tell me I am returning, so that’s all I believe. So unless I hear differently, then I’ll be back.”

Despite her fall-out with judge Louis Walsh, which saw her in tears, Dannii is keen to keep the current line-up.

She said: “The panel works perfectly now with Simon, Louis, Cheryl (Cole) and me. We have different opinions – it’s very important.”

The 37-year-old is taking her rugby player boyfriend Kris Smith home to Australia to meet her parents this Christmas.

She told the magazine: “I can’t wait to show Kris around Australia. I’m so excited. Initially he was coming for a two-week break, but who knows, he might just take one long holiday and stay with me the whole time!”

Meanwhile, Cheryl has put previous marriage troubles with Chelsea football star husband Ashley Cole, after reports he was unfaithful.

Cheryl told Closer: “I’m a real Christmas person. It’s such a family time and I love getting festive. I’d like to fill stockings with romantic and thoughtful presents for Ashley!”