X Factor: One Direction’s Niall Horan falls for Belle Amie’s Sophia Wardman

X Factor heart-throb Niall Horan has reportedly developed a bit of a soft spot for Belle Amie singer Sophia Wardman.

The One Direction singer is said to have fallen hook, line and sinker for the blonde beauty, despite the fact that she is seven years older than him. Insiders have claimed that a bit of cradle snatching wouldn’t bother Sophia, 23, with some admitting that there has always been ‘chemistry’ between the pair.

A source told The Mirror:

“Belle Amie and One Direction were both put together as bands in bootcamp so they know where each other are coming from and all the members are close. But it soon became fairly obvious that Niall and Sophia had some chemistry and when they got to the judges’ houses stage with Simon, they started really flirting.

“They’ve not snogged yet but they have kissed on the lips and they’re always mucking around together, always hugging and touching each other.

“Everyone in the house thinks something’s going to happen.”

“At first everyone thought Niall was a bit infatuated and that, because of the age gap, nothing would ever happen. I mean lets face it, Niall is really just a kid and Sophia is a very sexy young woman.

“But by the time the live finals started and all the contestants were living together they started spending more and more time together.

“Now they are always hugging and cuddling each other and they have even kissed on the lips a couple of times.

“I think both of them just want to have a bit of fun because it can get pretty boring in the house in the evenings, but they obviously really like each other.”

The source added: “They have already started talking about how hard it will be for them if their two groups have to go head-tohead in the live finals and one of them gets knocked out.”

Do you think Sophia and Niall would make a cute couple? We don’t think it will last long, since Belle Amie are sure to leave the show long before One Direction do.

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Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!