Rachael Finch scared Lara Bingle might steal her boyfriend?

Updated: Mar 29, 2011, 16:20 PM IST

Melbourne: Former Miss Universe hopeful Rachael Finch is said to have banned her boyfriend from being partnered with model Lara Bingle on Dancing With The Stars.

Finch, 22, has told friends she felt compelled to put her foot down prior to taping of the latest Dancing With The Stars to stop her boyfriend Michael Miziner partnering with Bingle, 23, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Finch may have been joking when she made the statement but word of her veto spread quickly before news reached Confidential’s desk that Miziner will not appear in the forthcoming series.

But Channel 7 sources have denied that Miziner’s absence from the latest DWTS series was related to Finch’s fears that her man might fall for Bingle.

The network’s unofficial response was that Miziner had other commitments, primarily his Alexandria dance studio, Dance Planet.