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Niall gets star treatment from the Special One

ONE Direction star Niall Horan was given full use of Chelsea's recovery unit after surgery on his knee, club boss Jose Mourinho has revealed.

"Niall had a big surgery – an injury any football player would be scared of suffering," Mourinho said. "He needed a good medical department." But despite inviting Niall in, the Chelsea boss kept quiet as he did not want to be mobbed by 1D fans.


"I was worried for a while because I thought, 'Nobody can know that Niall is here – we'll have thousands of girls at the gates,'" he said.

But in news sure to cheer Niall (20) up, a poll has crowned him Ireland's sexiest man.

The popstar beat Colin Farrell and Michael Fassbender to the tile, receiving 30pc of vote.

He was followed by Jedward with 25pc and Ronan Keating with 18pc. Nicky Byrne was fourth on 9pc, ahead of fellow musicians Danny O'Donoghue and Bressie, who got just 1pc.