LARA'S BIG BFF

The unstoppable Lara Bingle has scoffed at suggestions she is in a relationship with heart-attack-waiting-to-happen Kyle Sandilands.

Giggling when asked by S whether rumours she and the big fella - who turned 40 on Friday - were an item, Bingle revealed that while she and Sandilands were dear friends, there was definitely no romance brewing.

''He's such a big support in my life,'' she gushed about her cuddly friend, who flew down to watch her sashay on the floor of Channel Seven's Dancing with the Stars last Sunday. ''He's the most amazing guy. He's there for you through good and bad and I know the Kyle that everyone doesn't know and he's always been there for me and he's just the best support in my life.''

The duo pulled out of competing in an Amazing Race promotional challenge for 2Day FM on Thursday when he tripped over a cord and had to pull out mid-race. ''I was like, 'Get up! Get up!' And he was saying, 'No, no, babe. I can't!''' Bingle said.

After an emotional week with her charity for Bowel Cancer Awareness Week, Bingle is ready to bust out her best cha-cha tonight.

Admitting her pain over the death of her father, Graham, was hard to deal with, she has been grateful to have the opportunity to film a commercial with her mum and talk about the disease. ''It certainly doesn't get easier,'' Bingle said between rehearsals. ''I was a daddy's girl and he was the biggest man in my life. I miss him every day.''

And the super-sweet beach babe has gone all Beyonce since her split with fiance Michael Clarke.

''I'm my own independent woman now,'' she says.

Source: S, The Sun-Herald
Date: 12th June 2011