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WHEN a fel­low judge on her UK se­ries, dared to sug­gest Kylie Minogue couldn’t sing, Dan­nii Minogue leapt to her big sis­ter’s defence.

Minogue stormed off the set of her UK tal­ent show af­ter Louis Walsh had a go at the elder Minogue, say­ing his re­marks were ‘‘un­for­giv­able’’.

Far from be­ing jeal­ous of Kylie’s suc­cess, Dan­nii has reg­u­larly com­mented that she is proud of what the iconic singer has achieved.

Though it was Dan­nii who first had the spot­light as one of the stars of the 1980s se­ries she was eclipsed by Kylie’s star-mak­ing turn in

and over­seas mu­sic suc­cess.

De­spite bat­tling it out in the charts, end­less me­dia com­par­isons and ru­mours of sib­ling ri­valry, the Melbourne sis­ters are ac­tu­ally the best of friends. The pair spoofed their sup­posed feud in

— a one-off TV spe­cial to launch Kylie’s most re­cent album, — with a mock dress­ing-room cat­fight.

And Dan­nii re­cently told a UK news­pa­per that Kylie’s can­cer bat­tle had brought the two even closer to­gether.

‘‘You can’t come out of that ex­pe­ri­ence and be the same per­son,’’ she says.

‘‘We are closer now and we spend so much time to­gether. In fact, we’re al­ways with each other.’’

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