Kirstie Alley hopes there is a ''new man around the corner''.

The single star of US comedy show 'Kirstie' - who claimed in 2011 she hadn't had a serious boyfriend in 10 years - is hoping for a new relationship, but stipulates any man she gets serious about has to be able to match her in the laughter department.

She said: ''Maybe there will be a new man around the corner, God help him. He's going to have to have a good sense of humour and make me laugh, too. I can make guys laugh easy, but I need the vice-versa thing going on there.''

The 63-year-old actress - who was married to Bob Alley for seven years until 1977 and Parker Stevenson, the father of her children William and Lillie, between 1983 and 1997 - has previously told how she would have had a relationship with Hollywood hunk John Travolta in the 80s if she hadn't been married at the time, but now she is pleased to call him her best friend.

She said: ''When John and I met we instantly loved each other, but the way we love each other has changed, because I was married, and he's married [to Kelly Preston]. That took some doing. Now, it's the world's greatest friendship.''