Dannii Minogue was "broken" after appearing on 'The X Factor'.
The 47-year-old singer and television personality worked as a judge on the UK version of the talent show between 2007 and 2010 and admits she was "so unhappy" on the show that she felt completely deflated.
She said: "I get that it is a TV show, it is entertainment, there is quite a game involved with the business but you have to be fair and it just got to the point where I was so unhappy. I was not at breaking point, I was broken. There were a lot of people conspiring to make that happen and it brought a lot of people enjoyment to see me so under the pump."
However, Dannii feels social media being around has "changed everything" as it gives celebrities a "right to reply" about everything, insisting she wouldn't have continued in the spotlight without it.
She added to Australia's The Herald Sun newspaper: "Social media giving people the chance to have their say and have their right of reply really changed everything. Had those things not happened there is no way I would have ever continued to work in the public eye."
It was previously revealed that Simon Cowell was keen to see Dannii returning to 'The X Factor' and had offered her £300,000 for the role.
A source said: "'X Factor' bosses would love to have Dannii back on the panel - she was part of the show's dream team in its heyday. Her chemistry with the other judges was electric and she loved the role. She's definitely tempted, and will always be loyal to the show as it gave her such a great platform, but she is really happy with her life now and isn't sure she wants to rock the boat. It would also be very dependent on who she sat next to on the panel as rumours at the time said she didn't get on well with Sharon Osbourne. Simon thinks it would be a real coup to have her and she is definitely someone he has mooted."