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Jonathan Ross welcomes Kylie Minogue to his Friday night show

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue joins Jonathan Ross for this week's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross on BBC One.

In a remarkably frank interview Kylie revisits the worst days of her illness: "You're facing darkness. If you want to go away from that you have to reach out and find positive things."

"Whatever hope or help I can give to people in similar circumstances, I want to spread that message."

She explains how her family and fans sustained her: "The goodness I felt coming in my direction, I almost felt overwhelmed by it."

"I felt so bad for my mum and dad because they felt so helpless – the pressure on them was incredible."

Going back on tour was her salvation: "It's how I connect with people, that's what I really wanted to do – get back on stage."

She also tells Jonathan how she fell for boyfriend, Andres Velencoso, immediately: "I couldn't help but notice – yes, he's gorgeous"; and how she has to help him with his English: "I have to help him with texting – I'm his secretary."

She says she's not threatened by Lady GaGa: "I'm a fan of hers... I've got my own thing going on."

Finally, she reveals she'll appear with Scissor Sisters at Glastonbury this weekend and confirms a new UK tour next year.

Kylie also performs All The Lovers and Love At First Sight.

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, 10.35pm, Friday 25 June 2010, BBC One.

Notes to Editors

These quotes are taken verbatim from a studio recording and may not necessarily reflect the content of the final transmitted version of the programme.

JP

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