Niall Horan's two-year-old nephew Theo wins over fans in adorable new photoshoot
While Directioners around the world are crying into their morning coffee, the next generation is already being groomed for the spotlight.
Mullingar native Niall Horan last night confirmed the band will be taking a year long hiatus from next March in order to work on solo material.
But his two-year-old nephew, who already has a staggering 697,000 followers on Twitter, is growing accustomed to the limelight as he shone in a new shoot at his model agency, Andrea Roche.
The tot was scooped up by the agency last year and he has since, as expected, become the most in demand baby on their books.
Little Theo's Niall's brother Greg and wife Denise are no stranger to capitalising on their famous last name and even launched a special edition coin with Theo's face on it for fans to purchase on their website, which was to commemorate his first birthday last July.
And the toddler even "weighed in" on the One Direction split rumours with this message posted on his Twitter account: "Just because One Direction will take a break next year doesn't mean they will split up. Uncle Niall needs to spend more time with me anyway."
Last December, his agent Andrea said his parents brought him in to an open day at the agency.
“We had an open day recently and Theo’s mom and dad Denise and Greg brought him along,” she said.
“Everyone was so impressed with him. He’s gorgeous and absolutely loved the camera so we’re thrilled to have him join the agency.”