August 20, 2008
Dannii Minogue fled an X Factor audition after being threatened by a reject's entire family.
Trouble flared after her casting vote meant the singer failed to reach the show's boot camp stage.
The wannabe and his family then lay in wait to corner the show judge.
Dannii, 36, who admitted to feeling 'petrified', fled the audition room - and came back with Simon Cowell's bodyguard.
Dannii said: 'I hid near him. If I feel frightened, I'll always run to him. Tony's a friendly giant but I wouldn't mess with him.'
An ITV source said: 'It was eye-opening for Cheryl who'd never seen a confrontation like it.
'She gave Dannii a kiss and a cuddle to make sure she was OK, but she was trembling a lot herself.'
Security on the ITV show, which had more than 12 million viewers on Saturday, has been raised.