Dannii Minogue didn't feel maternal until she had her son three years ago.

The 42-year-old star never imaged she'd be great with children until she fell pregnant in 2010 with Ethan - whom she shares with her ex-partner Kris Smith - and she has loved motherhood ever since.

She explained: ''Before I had my son I didn't feel maternal. I was never, ever thinking about having kids. I was just working and enjoying work. Even when my brother Brendan had his two boys, [sister] Kylie would get on the floor and roll around with them but I was like 'Oh, I don't know how to hold them', and scared of everything.

''But now I love it.''

Dannii, who resides in Australia, has noticed Ethan has picked up bits of the British accent because he's been splitting his time between the UK - where his father lives - and Down Under.

She explained to Stylist magazine: ''He's just spent time with his paternal grandparents and he's started saying words with a Mancunian accent. And then there's the whole 'Is this yo-ghurt or yoghurt?' thing. We just called it yo-yo to get around that one.''

Meanwhile, the brunette beauty has recently sparked rumours she's pregnant with her second child after she was spotted displaying a small baby bump.