Jason Donovan has denied rumours of a rift with his fellow Aussie superstar Kylie Minogue, insisting they'll always remain close friends.
Donovan and Minogue found fame as onscreen lovers in hit Australian serial drama Neighbours in the mid-1980s, and they both went on to launch successful singing careers, topping charts around the world with their 1988 duet Especially for You.
Donovan moved away from his pop career to concentrate on musical theatre work, while Minogue went on to become a global singing superstar - but her old pal insists speculation of a falling out is incorrect.
He tells Britain's Daily Mail, "We've never not talked. There was never a problem between us. We're different people in different worlds, but I've always been supportive of her and she of me... She was a huge part of my life and we'll always have that bond."