In an interview with Now magazine, X Factor finalist Ashford admitted to having feelings for High Wycombe singer, who won last year's series with her Little Mix band mates.
He said: "Leigh-Anne Pinnock is really beautiful and I chat to her a lot. We were in the same challenge at boot camp, so I spent time with her there."
And the 20-year-old hinted: "She's single, I'm single, who knows? Maybe one day, but at the moment we've both got tasks in hand, so we'll just stay friends.
"We'll see what happens on tour..."
What a tease!
But that's not the only Risk/Little Mix romance that's been going on.
The group's Andy Merry confessed: "I liked Perrie [Edwards], we were friends and we were going to see how things went after the show, but I think we're just going to be friends."
Both The Risk and Little Mix will be taking part in The X Factor 2012 live tour, which kicks off at the end of this month in Manchester.