Justin Timberlake has a crush on sexy actress GABRIELLE UNION - and she harbours the same feelings.

Timberlake, currently dating CHARLIE'S ANGELS star Cameron Diaz, recorded a special segment telling the 29-year-old Bad Boys II beauty what he thinks of her when he heard she'd be appearing on THE Sharon Osbourne SHOW yesterday (06OCT03).

As a pleasantly surprised Union looked on with SHARON OSBOURNE, the 22-year-old singer said, "Hey this is Justin. I met you a couple times. I don't know if you remember, but I'm a big fan and I wanna know, why are you so fine? I mean, why? That's not fair. I mean, I've seen you up close and I shook your hand and everything. Why are you so fine?

"You can even play basketball too and that's hot! A girl that can shoot basketball..."

And Union, married to American football ace CHRIS HOWARD, was quick to admit the feelings were mutual, gushing, "I love Justin Timberlake! Me and all my married girlfriends went to go see the concert. I called everybody and I was like, 'I have to be in the front row. I have to be there!'

"There's married girls - some of us have kids and everything and we're like, 'If I can just get this ring off and he sees me!' I love him! And he's so nice and he's got a nice family."

07/10/2003 09:06