One Direction's Liam Payne dating... Leona Lewis?!

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One Direction star Liam Payne is reportedly dating former X Factor winner Leona Lewis!

According to the Sunday Mirror, the pair have become loved up just a week after Liam split from his ex.

Liam split from Danielle Peazer just a few days ago.

The Daily Mirror quoted a friend of Liam’s as saying at the time: “They have split in the last few days because it has been more and more difficult to keep the relationship going with Liam spending more and more time away.

“He has hardly been able to see Danielle in recent months and the band have a world tour next year so it was only going to get harder.

“They ended things but Liam hopes they have left on good terms. She was the first real love of his life.”

The newspaper now reports that Liam has moved on to Leona Lewis, who won the X Factor back in 2006.

A source "close to Liam" tells the tabloid today: “He is ­really excited about how things are going with Leona.

“As soon as the chance came to ask her out he grabbed it – and they really enjoyed their dates together.

“Although they were in London they managed to stay out of the limelight and are really into each other.”

Of course, with both of the stars having albums out next month a cynical person might just smell a rather big publicity stunt!

Time will tell, we suppose...

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