One Direction's Niall Horan Dating The X Factor Star Amelia Lily?

5 December 2011, 12:36 | Updated: 5 December 2011, 12:53

The boy band singer has allegedly started quietly dating one of the ITV1 show's three remaining finalists.

One Direction star Niall Horan has reportedly begun a secret relationship with The X Factor's Amelia Lily.

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' singer met Amelia while filming the video for charity single 'Wishing On A Star', and the two have now begun quietly dating.

"Niall and Amelia met backstage after One Direction performed on the show," a source told The Mirror. "Although Harry spent most time with her, it was Niall whose eye she caught.

"Niall can be pretty shy but he made his feelings clear."

The boy band member apparently swapped numbers with finalist Amelia after they met and has been in constant communication with her ever since.

"They were texting all week and met up on a secret date in London where they kissed for the first time."

The 'Gotta Be You' singer notably tweeted his support to Amelia during The X Factor semi-final last Saturday (3rd December).

Niall posted: "Round one goes to miss Amelia lily for me!"

One Direction performed at Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball on Sunday (4th December) where they sang new single 'One Thing' live for the first time.