National's Christopher Luxon plays game of 'kiss, kick or marry' on The Project

Christopher Luxon has made a surprising decision in a game of "kiss, kick or marry" on The Project.

The National Leader was given the lineup of NZ First leader Winston Peters, Te Pāti Māori co-leader Rawiri Waititi and Green's co-leader Marama Davidson.

Off the bat, Luxon choose to kick Peters – the man who he could be in government with after the upcoming election.

"[It's] because I don't really want to be in a coalition arrangement with him if I can," Luxon said.

Luxon then chose to "kiss Marama goodbye", leaving him and Rawiri to be a "lovely married couple".

"We would be good, two bald men together," he said.

The Project has played its version of the familiar game with the top polling parties.

Last month, Davidson chose to marry Luxon but "keep him at home". While, Te Pāti Māori co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer chose to kiss Luxon – but added she would put on "a really thick mask".

The latest Newshub-Reid Research poll found National was sitting at 39.1 percent and ACT was at 8.8 percent. It puts the pair 60 seats, one shy of the magic number to form a government, meaning they would need NZ First, which is sitting at 5.2 percent, to cross the line.

So, he might not be able to kick Peters just yet.