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Niall's baby nephew lands 70k Twitter fans

ONE Direction star Niall Horan's nephew cant speak yet, but he already has tens of thousands of Twitter followers.

Eight-month-old Theo Horan has racked up nearly 70,000 people in the three days since his profile was created.

And someone has taken to exchanging messages with uncle Niall (20) on Theo's behalf, tweeting: "Good night, love you."

The blond, blue-eyed baby's popularity has been helped no end by Niall's obvious adoration of his first nephew.

He posted up an gorgeous picture of him sporting a green babygro on St Patrick's Day with the message: "Ladies! He's single! #kissmeimirish."

Niall, from Mullingar, is the most popular Irish celebrity on Twitter with more than 17m followers.

But he is not one to forget his roots and regularly visits home and makes sure to be around for family occasions. He was Best Man at his brother's wedding last March and jetted back to Ireland when his nephew was born four months later. Niall was also at Theo's christening after being chosen as godfather.


Niall dotes on his nephew and sends him gifts while he's away on tour.

"He surprised his brother Greg and Denise with a beautiful crib for Theo soon after he was born and loves spoiling him," a source recently revealed.

Niall and his bandmates are busy working on their forthcoming Where We Are stadium tour, which kicks off in Latin America next month.

They boys are also due to perform in Ireland every night from May 23 until May 25 at three sell-out gigs scheduled for Croke Park.