X Factor: Amelia Lily denies she dated One Direction's Niall Horan (again!)

Amelia Lily

X Factor's Amelia Lily has denied (once again) that she ever dated One Direction star Niall Horan.

The X Factor starlet, who finished third on the live shows last year, had been linked to the Irish One Direction performer.

It had been claimed that both Amelia and Little Mix's Perrie were dating boys from the group, but while Perrie and Zayn were an item, Amelia is keen to set the record straight about her and Niall.

Amelia told Top Of The Pops magazine this month that there was no truth to the stories, and she found them all rather funny to read.

“I spoke to him a couple of times but it wasn’t anything like that!" she tells the magazine. “People wanted to link me to them because it was the One Direction boys, but there was absolutely no truth in it at all. I found it quite funny!”

However Amelia admitted that some stories in the press during her time on the show weren't so easy to shrug off.

She added: “An article came out about my diabetes and they twisted what I told them, saying I could collapse on stage and die, and that I could go blind.

“I’m very open to talk about most things but it was personal to me and it got taken a bit too far.”

Amelia scored a number two hit with her first single You Bring Me Joy last week, pipped to the top spot by The Voice UK's Danny O'Donoghue and Will.i.am.

Amelia will be releasing her new album later this year.

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