Dancing on Ice star Ben Foden called co-star Rachel Stevens "the sexiest woman in the world" leaving her gobsmacked.
Ben, 36, made the flirtatious comment during a chat to the Daily Star and other press ahead of his debut on the hit ITV skating show this weekend.
Rachel, 43, was replying to a question about what she's got that is "unique" in comparison to the rest of the competition when the rugby star went in for the kill.
Rachel said: "Oh my goodness… You've just got to go into it as yourself and take the opportunity to learn. It's such a fun, amazing show. I just want to go in and do the best I can.
"Ultimately you have to bring yourself and have fun. You're putting on a show. That's what is so special. We're all bringing something different and our own unique thing."
Ben then cheekily interjected: "That and you're the sexiest woman in the world, Rachel."
The sportsman famously cheated on his ex-wife Una Healy with whom he shares two children Aoife, nine, and Tadgh, six.
At the time he admitted: "I was the one who committed adultery… It's not ideal but we're very amicable."
Ben then married his second wife Jackie Belanoff Smith after just two weeks of dating on the day his divorce was finalised.
Jackie, however, feels confident she doesn't need to worry about Ben straying in the future.
She told MailOnline: "From day one he's never made me feel paranoid or insecure…
"He's not once worried me. I think you just know, deep down, when that could happen and it's not a possibility with us, so I'm not concerned."
Rachel meanwhile has been ruled out of her Dancing on Ice debut this weekend after fracturing her wrist.
She sustained the nasty injury during training for the show alongside dance partner Brendyn Hatfield.
A Dancing on Ice rep said: "Due to an injury sustained in training and on the expert advice from the Dancing on Ice medical professionals, Rachel Stevens will not skate in this Sunday's show.
"We look forward to her returning to the show next weekend."
The news came after it was confirmed that Happy Monday's star Bez will miss next weeks show after he tested positive for Covid-19.
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