HE's only a newborn but already the nephew of One Direction singer Niall Horan has attracted a massive fanbase.
The star posted a photograph of him cradling his new nephew on his Twitter page yesterday leading to an outpouring of gushing from his legions of teenage fans and instantly making the tot one of the most popular babies in the world.
While the latest addition to the Horan clan from Mullingar, Co Westmeath, was oblivious to all the fuss, his photograph was already being viewed by some of his famous uncle’s 12.5 million Twitter followers around the globe.
The baby - whose name has not yet been revealed - was born to Horan’s brother Greg and his wife Denise Kelly, who married earlier this year and is the first grandchild for the Horan clan.
Congratulating his brother and sister-in-law on the birth, Horan added: “I’ve got a nephew! Cutest kid ever!”
Within minutes, over 200,000 One Direction fans had “liked” the photograph with many posting comments. One fan wrote: “He’s adorable, just like his uncle”.
Horan (19) was best man at his brother’s wedding in March and the couple told him he was to be an uncle that day.
Up to 100 fans gathered outside the church in Castletown Geoghegan outside Mullingar hoping to catch a glimpse of their idol and there was pandemonium as the popstar arrived in his black Range Rover with his 26-year-old brother and their father, Bobby.
The popstar signed autographs for fans before heading inside church for the ceremony.