Actor George Clooney has laughed off claims he has been dating former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson.

The 'Ocean's Eleven' star said reports he had struck up a relationship with the actress following the collapse of her marriage to singer Kid Rock were untrue.

Clooney and Anderson were reportedly spotted dining at California restaurant the Valley Inn earlier this month, but the actor insists that is impossible.

In a statement made through his publicist, Clooney said: "I worked with Pam seven years ago and haven't seen her since. And I've never been to that restaurant."

Clooney is seen as one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors, frequently topping the most-attractive polls. People magazine named him 'Sexiest Man Alive' in 2006, the second time the actor has received the accolade.