Julianne Hough, formerly a pro on “Dancing With the Stars” and also of the “Footloose” remake, is a gorgeous dancer who turns heads wherever she goes. And has been dating “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest since the spring of 2010.

But it turns out one of the 2012 Idols has caught her eye – the Dave Matthews-esque Phillip Phillips. On Wednesday’s show (April 25), Seacrest called her out backstage for having a crush on Phillips and she laughed in a rather mortified way (video above).

Phillip took it in stride, assuring Ryan on camera that he’s not trying to steal his girl. Phillips later tweeted, “@juliannehough hahahah it was soo funny when ryan called you out last night, i didnt excpect that! haha.”

Phillip also sent a Twitter shout-out to eliminated contestant Elise Testone, who he dueted with on the show on more than one occasion – “@ETestoneAI11 you killed it tonight! You’re so awesome and dont forget that! See u soon and be good ha.”

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."