Niall Horan object of character's affection in JK Rowling's new book
Eagle-eyed Niall Horan fans have spotted a mention of the Mullingar star in JK Rowling's new book.
Niall pops up in Career of Evil, published by Rowling under the pen name Robert Galbraith, and the third in her Cormoran Strike series.
In the book Niall is the object of a murder victim's affection. Kelsey was obsessed with the 22-year-old and had a penchant for making up stories about him being her boyfriend.
"The band. They're a band that came third on The X Factor. She's obsessed - she was obsessed - and Niall was her favourite," reads one excerpt.
"So when she says she's met a boy called Niall and he's eighteen and he's got a motorbike, I mean, what were we supposed to think?"
It's safe to say that Niall has officially now made it while Rowling will undoubtedly sell a few more copies of her book.
One Direction are set to take a break from March next year and Niall is reportedly planning to go backpacking with friends across Australia and Thailand.
"I've spent the past few years of my life in planes and on tour buses, and I've been through countries I've really loved but haven't had a chance to really see," he told Fabulous magazine.
"I want to go back to Australia and definitely Thailand. With the band, we stayed in luxury hotels, but I want to see these countries like any lad at my age, just staying in hostels and that sort of thing. I don't want to stay at a Four Seasons. I've done that, I want something else.
"I did think about dying my hair brown so I won't get recognised but I genuinely believe that if I'm on my own with my mates from home, no one will give me a second look."