'Corona is c**kblocking me!' Mel responded, referring to the social distancing she's been practicing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
‘It’s hard to break the drought with a 1.5 meter gap between us,’ she added.
However, 42-year-old Dean wasn’t deterred. 'Mate that's no excuse. Its been eight years!!' he replied.
This isn’t the first time the pair have been caught flirting. Back in January Dean purchased a date with the brunette reality star at a fundraiser for the Australian bushfire crisis in Sydney
The event saw a number of well-known reality stars being auctioned off for dates, with all proceeds going towards the charitable cause.
When Melissa took to the stage in the Robin Hood Hotel to sell herself, she was quickly snapped up by Dean.
'I just bought a date with Mel!' a clearly delighted Dean said in an Instagram video, before effortlessly picking the petite star up and spinning her round in the air.
Watch this space!