Classical singer Katherine says rumours are hurtful

After insisting her relationship with Derek Hough was purely platonic, Katherine Jenkins has now taken to Twitter to deny having an affair with David Beckham.

‘Dear Twitter friends, I’ve read some horrible rumours on here & want u 2 know I absolutely deny I’ve had an affair with David Beckham,‘ Tweets Katherine.

‘The rumours are very hurtful, untrue & my lawyers tell me actionable.

‘I’ve only met David twice: once at the Military Awards in 2010 & on a night out in the West End in Feb 2012

‘We were out in a group of friends & it was just a normal fun evening out.

‘Just so we are clear I have never been on my own with him and never arranged to meet up.’

Blimey.

In July Cheryl Cole’s ex Derek, 27, flew over from LA to help celebrate Katherine’s 32nd birthday.

First they partied the night away at London’s Bunga Bunga bar on 7 July, before spending the next day looking very close at London’s Wireless Festival.

An onlooker says: ‘Derek and Katherine were constantly whispering in each other’s ears.

‘They were looking very cosy and were inseparable for the whole evening.’

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