Former Miss Universe Australia Finch, who got together with professional dancer Michael Miziner when they were partners in last year's Dancing With The Stars Australia, has allegedly insisted that he pull out of this year's competition after discovering that he would have been teamed up with swimsuit model Bingle.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Finch has told friends that she was not happy with the pairing, especially as Miziner had a fling with his 2009 dancing partner Emily Scott, also a swimwear model.
Channel Seven sources have confirmed that Miziner will not be appearing in this year's season but denied that it was related to Finch's fears. Instead, they blamed the absence on his commitment to his studio Dance Planet.
Finch took over from Bingle as the face of Speedo last year after the company reportedly decided that they wanted someone "more wholesome and not so entwined in saga".
Bingle has been single since splitting from cricketer Michael Clarke last year after her involvement in a nude photograph scandal.