Former 'N Sync singer Lance Bass was relieved when he was booted of hit U.S. reality show Dancing With The Stars - because the contest "destroyed" his relationship with his boyfriend.
Following in the footsteps of former bandmate Joey Fatone, Bass managed to finish third in the series' seventh season, which was won by model/actress Brooke Burke.
But the singer, who revealed he is gay in 2006, admits he struggled to juggle the series' rigorous schedule with his own romantic life.
He tells, "Doing this show really destroyed a relationship that I had, which just sucked. I just had no time whatsoever, so now it's time to really focus on myself.
"I've learned that you can't go looking for it. It always comes and finds you."