Chris Jericho reveals 'American Idol' links
Published Apr 14 2011, 16:14 BST | By Lara Martin Chris Jericho
has revealed his connections to American Idol
contestants James Durbin and Pia Toscano during an appearance on The Tonight Show
The wrestler told Jay Leno that the singing competition tapes at the same studio where he is currently competing on Dancing with the Stars
"It's like there is a side of the tracks - Dancing
stays with Dancing
stays with Idol
. You can't cross the line of death!" he joked to Jay Leno during an interview on Wednesday.
"I snuck across one day. I had met James Durbin on Twitter - he's like a blind friend. We followed each other for like a month and finally got to meet at the studio. Most people use Twitter to meet girls and I use it to meet American Idol
contestants! Now we are best buds."
The athlete also confirmed reports that he helped arrange a recent meeting between eliminated Idol
contestant Pia Toscano and Dancing with the Stars
professional Mark Ballas, who were spotted having dinner together last week
"I went over there one day and saw Pia and she was like, 'I really like Mark Ballas. He's so pretty'," said Jericho. "I just passed a couple of numbers back and forth and now I'm getting more coverage than for anything I've done on Dancing
He added: "If anybody has anyone they want me to hook them up with let me know because I need the publicity!"
Jericho - who recently released memoir Undisputed
- and professional partner Cheryl Burke scored 23 out of a possible 30 points for their paso doble
on this week's show, with judge Carrie Ann Inaba praising the star's "technique" in the routine.Dancing with the Stars
airs Mondays and Tuesdays on ABC.