Kylie Minogue's 'tears of joy' as new love Joshua Sasse reads poem to her on Desert Island Discs

Kylie Minogue said her partner's romantic gesture was 'absolutely beautiful'. Credit: PA

Kylie Minogue wept "tears of joy" as new love Joshua Sasse read an evocative poem to her on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs.

The singer had broken with tradition by handing over the selection of one of her eight allotted tracks to the 28-year-old British actor.

He then surprised the 47-year-old with a reading of As I Look Up which was written by his father, the late poet Dominic Sasse.

"This is a first for us, I have to say, in our 74-year history," revealed presenter Kirsty Young.

The work, which was the seventh track played, includes the lines: "We would smear our mouths with ardent kisses and cry aloud from loving, as we lay beneath the arches of that careless wanton day."

Kylie Minogue and her 'beau' Joshua Sasse Credit: Instagram/JoshuaSasse

At the end of the reading, a clearly emotional Minogue said: "I'm a mess."

"I think I stopped breathing for half of that. Breathe, Minogue. That was absolutely beautiful. I have tears of joy. Tears of joy, right now", she added.

The couple met on the set of Sasse's US television series, Galavant, in September.

"I have a love in my life, which is just a beautiful thing and I'm just kind of on cloud nine most of the time because of Mr Joshua Sasse, my beau," she told Young.

The Australian also spoke about her possible hopes for a family saying "it would be incredible".

"Who knows if family's on any one of my horizons? I don't know. But if that was to happen, that would be incredible."

The pint-sized star left Australian soap Neighbours for a pop career, which was ignited by producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman. But the media attention was unwelcome at times, she said.

Minogue in the video the Stock, Aitken and Waterman produced 'I Should Be So Lucky'. Credit: Youtube

"There was definitely a period where I had my version of a breakdown," she admitted. "It's probably a really cheesy thing to say, but Kylie does mean boomerang so I do my best to come back."

In a lighter moment, the award-winning star opened up about her obsession with Prince and selected Purple Rain for the island.

A Ray Mears book would be her reading choice and the luxury item would be a family photo album.