Dannii Minogue's baby bump takes centre stage as star pals give it a rub


She's only just over 12 weeks into her first pregnancy, so there was hardly any sign of Dannii Minogue's baby bump underneath her dazzling monochrome prom dress.

That didn't stop star pals giving her tummy an affectionate rub at Wednesday night's National TV awards, though.

The Aussie star beamed with happiness as her X Factor pal Cheryl Cole gave her a hug and laid her hand on Dannii's midriff.

And it was the same story when Simon Cowell joined the brunette beauties on stage to collect the X Factor's gong for most popular talent show.

The red carpet event was Dannii's first social outing since announcing her pregnancy. She attended with her 31-year-old sportsman-turned-model Kris Smith, who looked as happy as the mum-to-be as the pair arrived for the London ceremony.

Her baby news was the topic of conversation as the 39-year-old joined Tess Daly to present the first award of the night.

"I would just like to wish Dannii huge congratulations with her baby," said mum-of-two Tess.

"Thank you, I'm joining the club," replied Dannii, to which Tess then joked: "If you have twins you could have your very own Jedward."

It's still not known whether Dannii will be involved in The X Factor next year. She said she would "love to be a part of the show" but won't know until producers make a decision in April.

Click here to read about the winners of this year's National TV Awards.

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