US TV reality skating contest Dancing With Celebrities has been caught up in a romance scandal - former Olympic skater LLOYD EISLER has split from his wife MARSHA after falling for actress Kristy Swanson.

The Buffy, THE VAMPIRE SLAYER movie star is Canadian Eisler's partner on the TV talent contest.

Swanson and Eisler have denied all requests for an interview and the skater insists reports he dumped his pregnant wife for the actress are incorrect.

He claims he and his wife separated before the TV show started, leaving him free to woo Swanson.