Dannii Minogue on the 'mid-life celebration' of turning 50: 'It's a joy'

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Dannii Minogue has revealed she isn't scared about turning 50 later this year, saying she looks at it as "a joy".

Speaking with TV Week, the 49-year-old said that due to Covid, which has shut down Sydney and Melbourne, she's unsure whether to plan a birthday party, leaving her feeling like a kid whose party has been cancelled.

Dannii Minogue on the red carpet
Dannii Minogue has revealed she isn't scared to turn 50, calling it a 'mid-life celebration', and describing it as 'a joy'. Photo: Getty

"When it's a big birthday like a 50th, I'm that kid," she told the publication. I'm like, 'Why aren't I having a party?' I just have to work out how to do something fun, whatever it is."

Aside from the celebrations perhaps being delayed, Dannii says she saw a "whole other side" to ageing when she saw her older sister Kylie Minogue diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 at the age of 36. Around the same time, The Masked Singer judge lost her best friend to cancer at a very young age.


"So I know the words might not resonate with everybody, but the lucky ones get to age and get older. It's a joy, especially as a parent, being around, getting to see my kid grow up."

She adds that her 50th birthday will be seen as a "mid-life celebration", adding that her grandmother is 101, so she really feels this to be true.

Dannii is gearing up for another season of The Masked Singer with fans already making guesses about who's under the masks this year.

Dannii Minogue Kylie Minogue
Dannii says she saw a "whole other side" to ageing when she saw her older sister Kylie Minogue diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. Photo: Getty

Celebs such as former Home and Away star Tammin Sursok, former Bachelor contestant Abbie Chatfield and radio DJ Michael 'Wippa' Wipfli all being thrown into the mix.

Fellow judge Jackie 'O' Henderson recently revealed she, Dannii and Urzila Carlson are the best of friends behind-the-scenes of the wacky show.

"I’ve never been part of a show before where people are feuding," Jackie told News Corp. "And fortunately this was no different – we genuinely love and care for each other.

"There’s nothing been written about it either. I thought, when we started, ‘Oh God, here we go, (people) will start making up stories about us. There hasn’t been. And we really do have each others’ back."

Dannii added that host Osher Gunsberg and fellow judge Dave Hughes complete their little family, "We have the sisterhood but we are supported by the boys."

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