JLS' Aston Merrygold Dating Hollyoaks Star Emma Rigby?

9 January 2012, 13:14 | Updated: 9 January 2012, 13:17

'She Makes Me Wanna' star sparks rumours he's bagged himself a new girlfriend.

JLS singer Aston Merrygold is dating Hollyoaks star Emma Rigby, according to reports.

The pair sparked speculation after they were spotted enjoying a lunch date in Manchester over the weekend.

The sighting of the pair at a restaurant in the city comes two years after Aston admitted he fancied Emma.

In an interview with Now magazine at the time, he said: "I'd love birthday kisses from Emma Rigby, Frankie from The Saturdays and Justin Timberlake's protegee Esmee Denters."

Aston was casually dressed for the meal at the Cicchetti Italian Restaurant, while Emma wrapped up warm in a fur coat.

The 'She Makes Me Wanna' star left the restaurant ahead of Emma to pick up his car, before the pair drove off together.

Meanwhile, Aston revealed last week that he was undergoing physio on his knee ahead of JLS' '4th Dimension' UK tour, which kicks off later this year.