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Niall jetting back home for a week's rest

ONE DIRECTION star Niall Horan will meet up with model Zoe Whelan in the coming days when he jets back to Ireland for a week-long break.

Coolock teenager Zoe was first linked to Niall (right) when she attended the wedding of his brother Greg, although Niall insists he is not romantically attached to anyone.

Niall (19) took to Twitter yesterday, telling fans he had some time off from 1D duties and was planning on spending quality time with friends and family.

In recent days he has been romantically linked with Made In Chelsea star Louise Thompson, who was said to have stayed overnight at his London home.

Despite the latest bout of speculation regarding Niall's love life, the Mullingar teen is understood to be planning on meeting Zoe in the coming days.

"Zoe really doesn't know what's been going on, but Niall has asked if they can meet up when he comes over.

"She's going to find out how serious he is about their relationship or even if they still have one," revealed an insider.

Zoe was signed up by model agency boss Andrea Roche after she accompanied Niall to the wedding in Lough Rynn Castle in Co Leitrim last March, and was later spotted backstage with him at a series of 1D shows.

However Niall's father Bobby has remained adamant his son doesn't have a girlfriend.

"If Niall had a girlfriend, I'd know about it. Niall is definitely single and I hope he stays that way," said Bobby Horan.


With 1D having sold out two dates in Croke Park next summer, the popstar will also have to deal with friends looking for tickets when he returns to home in Mullingar this week.

Friend Niall Breslin complained on Twitter over the weekend he had been besieged by pals looking for tickets for the shows on May 24/25.