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Derek Hough 'crushing on Jenkins'

Derek Hough is reportedly "completely besotted" with Katherine Jenkins.

Derek is best known as a professional dancer on the US TV show Dancing with the Stars, while opera singer Katherine is competing in the current season.

Although the pair aren't dancing together - Katherine has been partnered with Mark Ballas and Derek is with Maria Menounos - they have been spending a lot of time with each other.

Derek appears to be smitten with the Welsh beauty, but Katherine isn't sure if she is ready for romance.

"He loves how down-to-earth she is. He said she was over at his condo last week and didn't have a scrap of make-up on and drank a beer," a source told British newspaper The Sun. "She isn't ready for dating after her split with Gethin Jones, though it hasn't stopped him being completely besotted."

Katherine was left heartbroken when she split from her fiancé, TV presenter Gethin Jones, in December last year.

She decided she needed a change of scenery, so agreed to appear on Dancing with the Stars and spend some time in America.

While 31-year-old Katherine has also been romantically linked to her dancing partner Mark, it was recently claimed she wants to raise her profile in the US and land an A-list boyfriend.

"New York Jets star Mark Sanchez is keen to take Katherine on a date and Steve Jones has been offering to show her the LA sights," a source told UK magazine Closer.

"He's playing up the Welsh connection and it can't hurt to repair his reputation after being axed from [presenting] US X Factor.

"Katherine wants to bag a huge star like Bradley Cooper or Jake Gyllenhaal."

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