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I can see why the girls love Niall, but the 1D boys are a bit young for me, says Diana

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Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction. Photo: Reuters

Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction. Photo: Reuters

Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction. Photo: Reuters

Niall Horan's rumoured new squeeze Ellie Goulding may have some competition – from glamorous presenter Diana Bunici.

The Elev8 star got up close and personal with One Direction last week when she flew to London for a special interview with the band.

And like many before her, the 24-year-old was left smitten with the blond heartthrob.

"He's very desirable; a lot of girls have their eye on him," Diana told the Herald.

"They are all cute. I really liked Niall and I really liked Harry as well."

 

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But the single presenter said she would draw the line at eyeing up 19-year-old Niall.

"I think he's a little young for me," she laughed.

Diana enjoyed what most can only dream of – a 15-minute face-to-face meeting with the boys when she flew to their London premiere of This Is Us.

The Moldovan-born presenter was filming for RTE Two's One Direction special, which is going out on Wednesday at 6.30pm.

She spent two days in the UK capital collecting material and was impressed with the behaviour of the in-demand lads.

"I interviewed them two years ago, so it was cool to see how much they have changed."

And the presenter singled out Niall for praise.

"I love Niall; he's so down-to-earth and bubbly. He never fails to mention Mullingar. He kept shouting at me during the interview, 'You're so Irish'.

"I was like 'I'm not really, I'm from Moldova'," she laughed.

The presenter is working on a semi-autobiographical book about a young girl who moves from her home in Moldova to Ireland.

Diana was shocked at the lengths that some fans went to to get a glimpse of their idols.

"They were mental; some of them had camped out for four days. I met a lot of fans who said One Direction saved their lives.

"They saw One Direction and it cheered them up and gave them a reason to live," she said.

The band's success appears to have no limit at the moment – this week, their perfume brand was officially unveiled in luxury department store Brown Thomas.

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