Dannii Minogue clarifies that she has not come out as queer

london, england may 01 dannii minogue with the season cast of i kissed a girl at charlotte street hotel on may 01, 2024 in london, england photo by jeff spicergetty images
Dannii Minogue says she "identifies as queer"Jeff Spicer

Dannii Minogue says she "I indentifies as queer in a weird way," during the emotional launch of I Kissed a Girl, the BBC’s new dating reality show.

In an Instagram post over the weekend, the Australian pop icon clarified that she is not coming out as "a lesbian or queer."

"I’m straight and in a long-term hetero relationship," she wrote.


I Kissed a Girl is the UK’s first dating reality show for queer women and follows the same format as its predecessor I Kissed a Boy; 10 singles enter an Italian Masseria where they are matched up with a mystery partner – who they must greet with a kiss before even introducing themselves.

The contestants can then get to know their match – and the other girls – to see who they have the best chemistry with. Five new girls will enter the Masseria along the way, with the intention of stealing someone away from their couple in order to secure their stay.

Talking about the contestants on the show, Dannii said: “You girls are so brave and amazing and have brought so much to it. I could never do what you have done.”

“You’re stepping forward, and you’re the first crew of girls representing in this space, and it is big,” she added.

She went on to say that she was “so proud” of the show and hopes that there are more series so that other queer women can have the opportunity to take part. “This is so important. There hasn’t been a show for the girls in the reality gay dating world. It’s like we need this to happen. I’m hoping that there are parties up and down the country,” she said.

Speaking to the Metro about the launch of I kissed a Boy last year, Dannii said she expressed how the show was breaking down barriers, saying: “There’s so much to be learned from the show, for families, friends and allies, and even for people who attack the community.”

I Kissed a Girl is available to watch on BBC Three every Sunday and Monday night at 9pm, and episodes will be available on BBC player.

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