Ricky Whittle is dreading having to meet Bruce Willis.

The 32-year-old British actor - who is best known for his role in UK TV soap 'Hollyoaks' - is romancing the 'Die Hard' star's daughter Rumer, and though he gets on well with her mother Demi Moore, he isn't feeling confident about winning over her dad.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Ricky's nervous. He's met Demi on multiple occasions now, but he keeps putting off spending time with Bruce.

''Part of the reason is he's heard that Bruce has a reputation for giving Rumer's boyfriends a tough time.

''Apparently he loves to wind them up for his own amusement.''

Rumer, 25, is understandably keen to see her father and Ricky get along, and is keen to show Ricky that beneath the machismo, her dad is really a pussycat.

Ricky, however, has been doing his best to avoid meeting the Hollywood superstar.

Despite this, he has decided to permanently relocate to LA, telling the Daily Mirror newspaper that the beautiful weather and lack of intrusion from the public makes it an easy decision.

Ricky says that he is working constantly in the US and the public are less likely to bother him in bars, clubs or stores.

He added: ''I don't miss England at all.''