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Updated: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:00:00 GMT | By Colleen Last and Felicity Thistlethwaite
The women in Simon Cowell's life

Simon Cowell and Dannii Minogue

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Simon is the only person in Britain who didn't realise just how crucial Kylie Minogue's younger sister Dannii was to the success of X Factor UK - when she left the series after three years. 

He eventually made up for it when he offered the Australian a job on the Aussie version of X Factor.