BLUE star Lee Ryan is disgusted by false reports he tried to hit on Brittany Murphy with a sleazy chat-up line because he would be too nervous.

A British newspaper reported Ryan tried to seduce the Hollywood star during the Cannes Film Festival by making a dirty joke, but the singer insists he is too shy to romance the Sin City beauty.

He says, "I read in the papers recently that I tried to chat up Brittany Murphy while she was sipping a drink in Cannes with the line, 'You look like you swallow well.'

"I'd never say that. As if I'd have the guts."