Dannii Minogue is back on mummy duty as she spends time with son Ethan in Melbourne after trip to Europe


Back with her boy: Dannii Minogue is back on mummy duty as she spends time with son Ethan in Melbourne after trip to Europe

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13:10 GMT, 1 October 2012

She's spent the past few weeks in Europe promoting her latest Project D collection and attending Brian McFadden's weddng.

So Dannii Minogue looked thrilled to be back home in Australia as she was reunited with her son Ethan over the weekend.

The former X Factor judge, 40, and the toddler, two, were spotted enjoying a Spring day in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond with some of her friends.

Back on mummy duty: Dannii Minogue and son Ethan join friends for lunch in Richmond, Melbourne over the weekend

Back on mummy duty: Dannii Minogue and son Ethan join friends for lunch in Richmond, Melbourne over the weekend

Dannii had spent several weeks in London and Italy, promoting the upcoming Spring/Summer 2013 collection of her Project D range.

She also attended fellow Australia's Got Talent judge Brian's Tuscany wedding to Vogue Williams.

Presumably, her son Ethan remained in Australia with his father, Dannii's ex Kris Smith.

The couple have been sharing custody of Ethan since they announced their split in April.

Little explorer: Dannii kept a close eye on the two-year-old as he toddled along the street

Little explorer: Dannii kept a close eye on the two-year-old as he toddled along the street

When
in the UK last month, she admitted she would love the opportunity to
appear on another British TV show, after she quit X Factor two years
ago.

Appearing on Lorraine, she said: 'I would love to be back on TV here, the support that I’ve had has been incredible.

'It
has been such a big ride for me being invited onto a big Saturday night
show and I feel like a lot of people lived that with me and I'd love to
come back and do something new.'

Out with the gang: Dannii caught up with a group of male friends

Out with the gang: Dannii caught up with a group of male friends

In May, it was reported Dannii had snubbed ex-lover Simon Cowell's 1million offer to rejoin the X Factor after Kelly Rowland quit the show.

Despite having moved on from the show, Dannii still keeps in contact with her former X Factor protogees and was photographed with Matt Cardle and Ruth Lorenzo.

She said: 'I love catching up with my old friends from X Factor. It was wonderful to see Matt and Ruth again. They're both doing so well, I'm still very proud.'

Cosy: Ethan looked cute in a checked shirt, jeans and baseball cap

Cosy: Ethan looked cute in a checked shirt, jeans and baseball cap