One Direction's Zayn Malik Not Dating Little Mix Star Perrie Edwards

13 December 2011, 08:52 | Updated: 13 December 2011, 09:41

The X Factor winner says the girls have no time for boyfriends, despite reports of a relationship with the 'Gotta Be You' singer.

Little Mix's Perrie Edwards has denied claims she is dating One Direction star Zayn Malik and says her focus is on "the music".

The four-piece girl band were crowned 2011 champions of The X Factor on Sunday (11th December), but all say they will have no time for romance for the next year.

"Not got the time," Perrie told The Sun, when asked whether she is in a relationship. "There are no boys for us. We're going to be like nuns."

Boy band member Zayn allegedly began dating Perrie after meeting on the set of the music video for charity single 'Wishing On A Star'.

One Direction have been noticeably vocal about their support of Little Mix on Twitter ahead of the show's final, but while Perrie says Little Mix are grateful for their help there is no romance on the cards.

"They were so nice and gave us loads of advice," she explained. "But right now I haven't got the time for romance. It's all about the music, the tour and then the album."

Both One Direction and JLS performed at The X Factor on Saturday night (10th December) where they sang a mash-up of their two singles 'What Makes You Beautiful' and 'She Makes Me Wanna', respectively.

Little Mix received more votes than fellow hopeful Marcus Collins to win this year's series of the ITV1 show, and have released a cover of Damien Rice's 'Cannonball' as their first official single together.