Teen opera singer Hayley Westenra has slammed rumours she is dating singer Daniel Bedingfield.

Although the 18-year-old - who recently relocated to London - has hinted at a romance with someone "who's not a UK citizen", she has downplayed her involvement with the fellow New Zealand native.

Westenra says, "Daniel's a good friend - he introduced me to a bunch of Kiwis in London - but I don't have time for a relationship."