One Direction: Liam Payne admits Leona Lewis crush (but says he's not dating her!)

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One Direction's Liam Payne has confessed he has a crush on Leona Lewis, but insisted he's not dating her.

It was reported last week that the One Direction star had hooked up with the former X Factor champ to form a rather unlikely couple.

A source “close to Liam” told the Sunday Mirror: “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.”

Appearing on Radio 1 today with his One Direction bandmates, Liam said: "I do have a crush on Leona, she's hot! I have met her. She's hot. I haven't eaten dinner with her though."

And after his recent split from long term girlfriend Danielle Pezer, he added: "I'd like to highlight the fact I'm single. I am single!"

As well as clearing all that up, Liam also addressed his new shorter hair cut, insisting he hadn't gone mad and shaved it all off!

"I was doing a photoshoot for a certain magazine, and they said what can we do with your hair, and I was like, shave it off. We went shorter, and shorter, and this is it," he said. "I have naturally quite curly hair, so I had to straighten it every morning with a hairdryer."

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