Kirstie Alley,60, and her ex “Dancing with the Stars” rival , Romeo, 21,  admitted to staging a passionate kiss to tease a bunch of over zealous photographers.

Last Thursday, the former “Cheers” actress was pictured laying down a passionate smooch on the young rap star outside a rehearsal studio, sparking rumors that they have started up an unorthodox romance.

After allowing speculation on their relationship status to gather pace, Alley later explained the prank to her excited Twitter followers.

She said:

“Romeos idea!.. It was funny… Romeo and I got bored today so we decided to put on a little freak show for the paps… Hehe (sic).”

Kirstie knows damn good and well she was searching for something more than just a little “kiss”!