X Issue’s Danyl Johnson has completely no beef with Dannii Minogue outing him as homosexual on stay TV, declaring her a ‘fricking homosexual icon’ that made an trustworthy mistake.
Danyl was one of many strongest opponents initially of the 2006 collection, along with his audition alone cementing him as a entrance runner that season.
Nevertheless, issues had been considerably overshadowed when decide Dannii, spurred on by a pronoun change in his music selection, by accident outed him throughout a stay present.
It’s a second that lives on in X Issue infamy, with Dannii utterly unaware of her error earlier than the opposite judges, together with Simon Cowell, pulled rank and scolded her for the remark.
However somewhat than keep in mind his nationwide outing in a destructive gentle, Danyl sees it as a optimistic – and was truly extra involved about Dannii all through all of it.
Remembering the scene whereas talking to Metro.co.ukDanyl informed us: ‘May you think about if that occurred now?! I imply look what’s taking place with Range. It’s dividing opinion. At the moment, that scenario with Dannii was probably the most complained about factor in TV historical past ever.’
Dubbing the incident a ‘backstage joke’, Danyl defined that he had determined to alter a line in Jennifer Hudson’s And I’m Telling You from: ‘You’re the very best man I’ve ever identified’ to ‘finest woman’ to, satirically, keep away from consideration.
‘I’m a homosexual man. I simply mentioned, “it’s simply simpler and it’s gonna be overdramatic so let’s simply say woman”, then individuals are going to disregard it,’ he laughed. ‘They didn’t ignore it.
‘I don’t know for those who’ve ever watched that clip again, they provide a hell of a tough time to Dannii.’
Whereas the second actually precipitated a variety of complaints, with practically 4000 viewers on the time flocking to Ofcom to name out Dannii’s remark.
‘I went and noticed Dannii the following day, and she or he was simply in tears,’ Danyl mentioned. ‘Individuals had been saying stuff on Twitter, fortunate sufficient Twitter was like, one yr previous so that you wouldn’t be getting away with s**t now.’
He then continued to defend Dannii, and defined the Australian decide was a “frickin’ homosexual icon” and was nothing however sort to him.
‘One factor about Dannii I’ll say is her room was at all times open, and she or he wasn’t my decide,’ Danyl continued. ‘She made a mistake.
‘She simply thought it was enjoyable and humorous, and perhaps it was – perhaps there was a joke missed.’
‘The factor about it’s, is it essential? It didn’t break my life,’ he concluded.
‘It might need been a bit embarrassing. It might need not been wanted, nevertheless it wasn’t accomplished in malice.
‘She wasn’t doing it to be horrible, she wasn’t doing it to be homophobic, it might need come throughout that manner, nevertheless it wasn’t intentional, and she or he apologised and I accepted the apology. Finished.’
These days, Danyl is specializing in the positives – and desires others to do the identical with the assistance of his new podcast, Greatest Factor.
With former X Issue stars together with Lucie Jones and Ben Haenow among the many company in the course of the first collection, Danyl defined: ‘We simply have a chit-chat to be ok with a few of the finest issues of their life.
‘I began it via lockdown, as a result of what else was there to do?
‘We simply rolled with it and I obtained a good friend of mine to affix in and assist me, and my producer Ollie as a result of I used to work on the BBC and host a radio present there, after which I actually needed to work with these folks.
‘I simply fell upon this concept of 1’s morning, let’s discuss in regards to the beautiful, finest issues in our lives.’
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The launch of the podcast, which Danyl dubs as ‘Gogglebox for your ears’, also sparked a love of music, with a single of the same name being released next month.
Danyl Johnson’s new single Best Thing is available to pre-order here. Season two of his podcast, Best Thing with Danyl Johnson, will be available from October 19.
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