One Direction's Niall Horan Dating Made In Chelsea Star Louise Thompson?

24 May 2013, 10:28 | Updated: 24 May 2013, 12:01

The 'Little Things' star is said to have been flirting with the reality TV star over the past few weeks.

One Direction star Niall Horan has been linked to a potential secret romance with reality star Louise Thompson.

The 'Live While We're Young' singer, who is currently touring across Europe with his bandmates, is said to have been flirting with the Made In Chelsea star in recent weeks.

"Louise has gushed about Niall for weeks," a source told The Sun this week. "She says he has the Irish gift of the gab and is very open about him being her celebrity crush.

"It started with jokey comments on Twitter but now they text each other all the time," they revealed. "They were on the phone last week when he suggested she go over and sent a car.

"It was very secretive and exciting," the source added.

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The two are believed to have met earlier this year at a One Direction concert, while Niall has been performing across Italy and Spain this past week.

The UK band recently announced plans to launch a new book before Christmas this year, while they have also announced a new stadium tour for 2014 with more dates expected to be announced soon.