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R'N'B star Akon and former Blue hunk Lee Ryan are going head to head at the T4 Poll Winners' Party . . . and it's not just the awards they're after. The pair are preparing to do battle for the affections of pop beauty Rachel Stevens.
The former S Club member is performing live at the event and both Akon and Lee hope to impress her backstage.
Akon, real name Aliaune Thiam, said: "I've heard that this year there are some hot women performing and I'm hoping to hook up with one or two of them.
"That Rachel Stevens is mighty fine and I've heard that she's single."
But heartthrob Lee Ryan, who performed with Rachel at Free At The Dee in Aberdeen last month, already has his eye on the petite singer. "Rachel's gorgeous," he admitted.
While nominations are yet to be announced for theT4Poll Winners Party With Smash Hits, the pair are expected to fight it out for categories such as Best Solo Artist and Most Fanciable Female.
Lee said: "I always look forward to performing at the Poll Winners' Party.
"Doing it on my own this year is going to be amazing. It'll also be good to catch up with all my mates."
The line-up for the event on November 20 guarantees things are likely to get a little heated off-stage as well as on.
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