Dannii Minogue has opened up about one of the hardest parts of lockdown, just weeks after she caused uproar by managing to avoid quarantining at a government-mandated hotel.
The singer, who is currently filming The Masked Singer, told TV Week that homeschooling her ten-year-old son, Ethan is “the hardest”.
"Seriously, I would do live TV any day of the week rather than try to be a teacher for my son,” she said.
"I'm Googling non-stop.I even called his teacher to ask how she does that each day and then go home to two kids, but she reassured me it's always harder to teach her own kids."
Last month, there was uproar online after it was revealed that Dannii was quarantining at a Gold Coast home instead of at a government-mandated hotel.
Queensland’s Health Minister Steven Miles confirmed on ABC radio that the 48-year-old The Masked Singer judge was in isolation at a private home with her ten-year-old son, Ethan.
The pair returned from coronavirus hotspot, the United States, however unlike the majority of the rest of returning travellers, who are required to stay in a hotel for 14 days, it’s reported Dannii was granted permission by the Queensland government to head straight to the Gold Coast property.
Dannii and Ethan are believed to have gone directly to the house after arriving off the flight, with no visitors allowed to enter, until the end of their 14 day quarantine period.
Over the weekend, the 48-year-old told The Daily Telegraph, that her crippling claustrophobia allowed her to skip the hotel quarantine.
“I wouldn‘t ask for a ‘celebrity’ treatment or to have anything special granted to,” she said.
“I went by the book, I made sure my priority was keeping everyone safe – everyone.
“I took a lot of time to pull the whole thing together so that the Queensland Government were happy, the Queensland health officials were happy and that I’m happy. I added extra things into (the COVID-19 safe plan) so I know that I can sleep at night.”
Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young told the Sydney Morning Herald that Dannii had not been given special treatment and was only exempt from the hotel quarantine because of a “COVID-safe plan approved for her industry”.
“She has a COVID-safe plan which is being managed by an independent third party. That’s the reason that she got that exemption,” Young said.
“There are a number of people who have come under that category I’ve given an exemption to because they have third party arrangements in place, that I’m confident meet all the requirements that we have in place for hotel quarantine.”
Dannii Minogue is thought to have privately funded her stay on the Gold Coast.