Heather Mills insisted her Dancing With The Stars partner was gay - because she wanted to avoid rumours of a romance.
The celebrity amputee wowed America last week (19MAR07) when she debuted on the celebrity dancing contest with professional dancer Jonathan Roberts.
And Mills reveals she begged producers to let her have a gay dancing partner, so she wouldn't have to deal with tabloid relationship gossip.
She says, "I asked for a gay guy... I said, 'I haven't had a date in 10 months and yet I've been associated with all these different people, which is rubbish.'"
But Mills didn't quite get her wish: "Jonathan turned up and I said, 'Well, he doesn't look gay,' and I said, 'Are you gay?' And he said, 'No, I'm not, I'm married...' He's just a great person."