'MasterChef's Hayden Quinn denies dating pro surfer Sally Fitzgibbons
Published Mar 21 2012, 00:54 GMT
By Rebecca Davies
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
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.