'MasterChef's Hayden Quinn denies dating pro surfer Sally Fitzgibbons

Published Mar 21 2012, 00:54 GMT  |  By

Masterchef Australia 2011: Hayden Quinn

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Hayden Quinn has denied that he is dating surfing champion Sally Fitzgibbons.

The former Australian MasterChef contestant, who is also a lifeguard, has been rumoured to be dating Fitzgibbons since January but he has insisted that they have been friends for years.

Quinn told The Daily Telegraph: "I am definitely single. Sally and I are mates. We have known each other for years just through the beaches and obviously we get along really well.

"But she is a world champion surfer and I'm a bit of a busy lad so we just hang out when we can. But we're not in a relationship."

Yesterday, Quinn was revealed as one of the finalists for CLEO magazine's 'Bachelor of the Year' awards. Other potential winners include Neighbours actor Chris Milligan, X Factor finalist Johnny Ruffo, Packed to the Rafters star Ryan Corr and pro skateboarder Corbin Harris.

After taking part in MasterChef, Quinn was forced to also deny a romance with fellow contestant Ellie Paxton-Hall.