Inside Niall Horan & Lewis Capaldi's Hilarious Friendship

7 June 2024, 17:13 | Updated: 7 June 2024, 17:14

Inside BFF Niall Horan and Lewis Capaldi's friendship
Inside BFF Niall Horan and Lewis Capaldi's friendship. Picture: Getty
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Niall Horan and Lewis Capaldi are not only very talented musicians, they're best mates. So let's look into their adorable friendship, their collaborations and hilarious inside jokes...

Niall Horan and Lewis Capaldi are out here showing time and time again they're a hilarious best friend duo who support each other's careers and they've even worked together in the past.

Last year they went on a little tour of Ireland together and were seen putting on an impromptu busking session in Dublin, and it has now been confirmed this was all filmed for their new documentary, Niall Horan's Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar with Lewis Capaldi, which dropped on October 16 2022.

Their friendship began with a fandom moment way back in 2017, when Niall admitted he's a 'huge fan' of Lewis. Since then, they've become true best mates, providing us with another wholesome celebrity friendship to admire.

Lewis Capaldi and Niall Horan have the sweetest friendship
Lewis Capaldi and Niall Horan have the sweetest friendship. Picture: Getty

Niall surprises Lewis on stage during show

Proving once again that they're the most wholesome besties around, Niall hilariously crashed Lewis' show in Atlanta, Georgia and left fans in floods of screams.

Showcasing the moment, Lewis captioned the video: "POV Niall Horan stealing the spotlight at your show," alongside the footage of Niall running to meet his friend on stage and then posing so Lewis could grab a picture of him for his BeReal.

Niall then swiftly left the stage as quickly as he arrived, but fans were left buzzing over the interaction as they went wild over his surprise appearance.

Niall Horan surprises Lewis Capaldi on stage

Niall and Lewis front their own documentary as they travel around Ireland

Niall travelled around Ireland with BFF Lewis Capaldi for a new documentary with Guinness Ireland titled Niall Horan's Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar with Lewis Capaldi.

The former 1D star showed his hometown Mullingar to his Scottish pal as the pair met with the likes of world-class guitar maker George Lowde as well as local artists and even did some performances together in Niall's local pub as well their iconic busking sessions in Dublin.

The documentary is said to have been inspired by Niall’s desire to "revisit and reconnect with all that he loves of home; to retrace the origins of the exciting life journey he’s on and to experience the reality of Ireland today."

Niall Horan and Lewis Capaldi undertake tour of Ireland for Guinness in promo

Niall and Lewis spontaneously put on a busking performance in Dublin

Fans were shocked when Niall and Lewis delivered an impromptu set of songs bang slap in the middle of Dublin's city centre!

The hilarious pals decided to join in on a local busker's performance on the high street, amassing a very large crowd in the process.

The pop star duo sang their own songs during the spontaneous music session, belting out the likes of Niall's 'Slow Hands' and Lewis' 'Before You Go'.

Niall, Lewis and the busker also got the whole audience singing along to Coldplay's 2000 classic, 'Yellow' – what a heartwarming moment!

Niall Horan and Lewis Capaldi come together for surprise busking session in Dublin

Niall and Lewis join forces for the 'Nice To Meet Ya' tour

Lewis and Niall are such good pals they even had plans to go on tour together as part of Niall's 'Nice To Meet Ya' world tour!

The slew of concerts was originally set to kick off in April 2020 before the COVID-19 led to the endeavour being cancelled – but fans still hope the best friends will join forces for a tour in the future!

The boys' very busy schedules may make organising another collaborative tour quite the challenge, but whether they hit the road together or not, we know their friendship isn't going anywhere!

Lewis was going to join Niall on his 2020 tour
Lewis was going to join Niall on his 2020 tour. Picture: Niall Horan/Instagram

Tom Grennan sings with Niall Horan and Lewis Capaldi

How did Niall Horan and Lewis Capaldi meet?

The pair first connected on social media, when Niall's cousin showed him Lewis's music, leading the 'Nice To Meet Ya' singer to invite Lewis to open a 'Flicker' show for him in his hometown of Glasgow back in 2018.

This gave Lewis a serious boost to his career and helped to get the ball rolling on what's turned into his pathway to stardom, something he's eternally grateful for.

The pair recently did a friendship test for Glamour, with Niall recounting the first time they ever met, saying:

"First time I ever met him I just thought he was a lunatic, it was St. Patrick's Day, we had a few beers... and we got very drunk, and then both played shows the next day."

"He's very funny to be around, he makes me feel funnier, even though I'm not that funny at all, maybe it's because I'm famous and he's big into famous things these days."

Niall and Lewis have been pals since they met in 2018
Niall and Lewis have been pals since they met in 2018. Picture: Getty

Lewis, 25, surprisingly brought the mood right back down to serious when talking about his admiration for the former 1D star, saying:

"All joking aside, before any of my music was doing f*** all, he was one of the first to reach out and say he loved my music and that meant a lot to me."

Niall added: "He's the funniest person I know, and I'm so proud of him."

Well, that's just the nicest thing we've ever heard – Liall forever.

Niall and Lewis always celebrate each other's successes
Niall and Lewis always celebrate each other's successes. Picture: Niall Horan/Instagram

Niall and Lewis never fail to support one another

If what you just read wasn't enough to convince you they're always rooting each other on, both frequently take to social media to congratulate each other on their success, Niall writing a seriously sweet message to the 'Bruises' singer back in May 2019.

He wrote: "This absolute king has got the fastest selling album of the year! This is a great lad with an incredible amount of talent and I’m so happy for him. Congratulations @lewiscapaldi on the #1"

In turn, Lewis, in his much less conventional style, took to his Instagram story, shirtless, to go through Niall's music video with a fine-toothed comb and ask where 'that young Irish boy with braces' went, with a handsome lothario taking his place.

They love giving us a glimpse into their friendship, posting screenshots of their FaceTime conversations

Lewis and Niall have even written a secret song together
Lewis and Niall have even written a secret song together. Picture: Instagram

Niall & Lewis's future collaboration

Niall chatted to The Official Big Top 40 about his track 'Nice To Meet Ya', and happened to drop into the convo' that he and Lewis had written a song together, jumping into the studio with each other after eating a Chinese takeaway, as you do, and coming up with a song that they're unsure if it is good.

"We ended up writing a very good song actually. Actually, it could be terrible."

29-year-old Niall also revealed that although he's a comedian, he's anything but when he gets into the studio.

Niall Horan, Lewis Capaldi - I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (from Guinness Homecoming)

He told Will Manning: "Little secret about Capaldi - he's very serious in the studio, I tried to make him laugh and he was just staring at me as if we didn't know each other."

Now that chat was a couple years back and we've heard nothing more, but the pair did get together to sing a beautiful rendition of 'I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For' for Niall's 2022 Guinness Homecoming documentary.

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