Melbourne, Sept 23 : Aussie actor and singer Jason Donovan has revealed how his relationship with Aussie pop princess Kylie Minogue had started, and then ended when she dumped him over the phone.
Donovan recalled how he was seduced by Minogue in a Travel Lodge in Sydney, where they spent their first passionate night together, and was later dumped over the phone when she started seeing INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.
The 40-year-old former 'Neighbours' star spoke out about the relationship in a wide-ranging TV interview with former tabloid newspaper editor Piers Morgan on BBC1 in Britain, where he was asked if he thought he was in love.
"Yeah, I would say that's pretty accurate," news.com.au quoted him as having said.
Donovan further admitted that after they had quit 'Neighbours' in 1989 and moved to Britain to pursue pop careers, he began hearing rumours that Minogue was seeing Hutchence.
"My manager had heard there was something going on through Chris Murphy, INXS' manager at the time, but he didn't really want to tell me," he said.
"I think she rang me one night and I could sense something was sort of wrong and she said it was over.
"In reality that was probably the best way to do it because I couldn't accept it at the start.
"That was very difficult. To come back to the UK and have that thrown in your face (Minogue's relationship with Hutchence) wasn't something sort of easy to handle," he stated.
Minogue never explained to Donovan why she ended their three-year affair.
"Since then she has come up to me and said, 'I didn't deal with that particularly well'. I said, 'bloody right you didn't'," he added.
The actor will soon star in the London debut of the award-winning Australian musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert.