The Spinning Around hitmaker shocked her fans when their relationship went public in 1989 because her squeaky-clean image jarred with that of the Inxs wildman.

They eventually split in 1991, but Minogue has only fond memories of her fellow Australian star and insists he did not have any negative influence on her.

She tells Britain's Event magazine, "When I was with Michael, we took a holiday travelling all through Europe, we went on the Orient Express, we ate incredible food, we drank, we laughed, we just did whatever we wanted. It was the most incredible adventure. It was the first time in my life I'd put on a few pounds because I just didn't care... He was an incredible man. I miss him."

Hutchence was found hanged in a Sydney hotel room in 1997. His death was ruled a suicide.