Laura Whitmore has her say on Leo 'love rumours'

Laura Whitmorel pictured in Hello! Magazine. Pic: PA
Laura Whitmorel pictured in Hello! Magazine. Pic: PA

Laura Whitmore has played down speculation that romantically linked her to Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio.

Irish presenter Laura (30) pictured looking cosy with DiCaprio at a BAFTAs after-party last week.

However, the blonde stunner has spoken for the first time about the night, telling Hello! magazine: “Everyone was just having fun – there was a lot of dancing.”

It had been reported that Titanic star Leo (41) had asked Whitmore back to his hotel room where they partied until 5am with fellow revellers.

One insider told The Sun: “Leonardo was completely taken by Laura.”

At one stage, the star held Laura’s face in his hand and whispered in her ear. He then he invited both her and Lily and several others back to his suite around 3.30am. Laura left just after 5am.

A spokesperson reiterated that Leo and Laura did not have a romantic tryst: “Laura did not spend the night with Leo.

Leonardo DiCaprio

"She was with a group of people who were all part of the BAFTA celebrations.”

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Laura was less coy when telling Hello! about the traits she looks for in a partner.

She revealed: “Someone who can make me laugh and with whom I can have fun.

“I love banter so someone who can keep me on my toes. I don’t mind having a few arguments.”

Laura Whitmore pictured at the BAFTAs

She also admitted that she wouldn’t mind flying in the face of tradition and proposing, if the situation was right.

“If he wasn’t asking and I wanted to get married, I’d be like, "Hey, let’s do this". I don’t see why not in this day and age – girl power and all that,” she said.