X Factor: Amelia Lily reveals she turned down One Direction's Niall Horan

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X Factor's Amelia Lily has revealed she turned down One Direction star Niall Horan.

The pair had been linked in the press last year after One Direction guest stared on the charity single.

But Amelia told Now magazine this week that she had "definitely not" dated the Irish boyband member.

She explained: "We swapped numbers, but it wasn't about romance for me. The last thing on my mind at that time was going on a date."

"[I turned him down]. Yeah. Sorry Niall. He's a nice guy, but not my type. I like dark haired boys."

The 17-year-old insisted she had "no regrets", telling the publication: "I've got a boyfriend who isn't in the industry, which is what I like.

"He's from Brighton and he's actually friends with Frankie [Cocozza]. That's how we met. I've been with him for seven months now."

Amelia finished third on last year's show, similarly to One Direction, and will release her debut single next month.

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