Davina McCall reveals truth about friendship with Kylie Minogue after ‘fallout’
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 01, 2023 - 07:19PM
TV presenter Davina McCall said she was ‘joking’ about no longer being friends with Kylie Minogue (Picture: Samir Hussein/WireImage)

has clarified a comment she made about her relationship with pop icon after saying they were no longer friends and quipping that it was ‘complicated’.

Following coverage of her remarks, TV star Davina, 56, revealed she was ‘upset’ by what was being implied by the reporting.

had reflected on starring in for Word Is Out before losing touch with the Australian songstress after she changed her phone number and didn’t give her the new one.

After her comments made headlines, Davina insisted on her Instagram Stories that she was simply joking.

‘This upsets me. I said this as a joke on a podcast,’ she wrote alongside a screengrab of the article’s headline.

She added: ‘I totally love @kylieminogue… and she knows that.’

Davina appeared in a 1991 music video for Kylie before her big break, when the singer was already massive (Picture: Pete Still/Redferns)
She suggested she didn’t have Kylie’s phone number anymore, after reminiscing about ‘hustling’ her way into the video (Picture: Mark Lawrence/TV Times/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

During the discussion on Richard Herring’s podcast, the 56-year-old TV personality said that she was no longer friends with the Love at First Sight singer.

‘How could I forget dancing for Kylie? It was the highlight of my career. I was quite good friends with Kylie and we used to hang out. We are not friends now. That is too complicated,’ she shared, as per .

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She then added: ‘It is weird you lose touch with people. She changed her phone number and did not give me the new one. No, that is a joke… or is it?’

Davina also explained that she secured her role in the music video, which came before her TV breakthrough, thanks to her ‘hustler’ mindset.

‘I was running nightclubs at the time and she lost her director of the video and me being the constant hustler I said, “If I get you a director, can I be a dancer in your video?”’ she remembered.

Word Is Out reached number 16 on the UK charts and peaked at 10 in Australia. Previously the star had enjoyed an impressive run of 13 consecutive top-10 hits in the UK, including I Should Be So Lucky, Especially For You with Jason Donovan and Better The Devil You Know.

In the video, wears a cream vest, black skirt and stylish beret, and is seen watching Kylie dance in an alleyway and hanging out on the hood of a car with her, before joining in.

They then strut away arm in arm with another female performer as the video ends.

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Kylie Minogue for comment.