One Direction star plans a date with his ‘favourite’ X Factor act

Niall Horan has made no secret of his admiration for X Factor contestant Lauren Platt.

The Mullingar man even took to Twitter to announce that she was his favourite act of the entire series this year.

And now the pair have been caught up in romance rumours after Lauren revealed that they have planned to meet up!

Speaking to OK! magazine, Lauren revealed: “I’ve got Niall’s number – I think  me, him and my best friend are going to meet up.”

Hmm, could romance be on the cards for Niall and Lauren? Let’s hope the legion of One Direction fans don’t get wind of this!

Of course, it wouldn’t be the first time that a member of the boy band got close to one of the show’s contestants.

Niall’s bandmate Zayn Malik famously met fiancée and Little Mix star Perrie Edwards on the show, with the loved-up pair now planning their wedding for next year.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on what happens next!