1D star Niall falls for X Factor's Tamera
ONE Direction star Niall Horan has sent his female fans into a tizzy after it was revealed that he has become close to one of this year's X Factor contestants.
Niall reportedly fell for Tamera Foster when they met backstage last week during filming of Story of My Life.
And Tamera (16) has admitted that the pair have been "talking privately" online.
The One Direction member will be reunited with Tamera in three weeks when his boy band performs at the X Factor live final.
The 20-year-old Mullingar man asked for Tamera's number last week after they joked around backstage as she prepared for a performance. He joined in with her warm-up, said the X Factor hopeful.
The Rita Ora lookalike said in an interview that Horan is the most famous person in her phone.
Tamera said the pair tweeted initially but said "now we just direct message".
Friends of the Irish star reported that there was "instant chemistry" between him and the Kent-born singer.
Horan, who recently said how he wanted a "normal" girlfriend, has been linked to Katy Perry, Laura Whitmore and Ellie Goulding in the past.
His latest love interest and Nicole Scherzinger's protege may be tipped for international stardom as she's just received pop royalty endorsement from Rihanna who said she had an "amazing voice" and "just the right amount of attitude".
Horan's latest trip home for his godson's Theo's Christening made international headlines when a mystery brunette appeared at the family gathering in Westmeath.
Reported to be his new flame, his mum Maura revealed that the girl was actually his cousin from Luton.
The world famous pop star celebrated 1D Day on Saturday by dyeing his blond locks purple and posting a picture of himself and the band's stylist Lou Teasdale on Instagram.
Pop supremo and soon-to-be dad Simon Cowell may be very happy with the blossoming relationship as One Direction also shot to worldwide fame on the British TV talent show.