Leona Lewis and Liam Payne continue to fuel romance rumours, shared private dressing room during Children in Need

Leona Lewis and One Direction's Liam Payne have continued to cause speculation that the two are an item after sharing a dressing room during Friday's 'Children in Need'.

Leona and Liam shared a dressing room during Friday's Children in Need Copyright: [wenn]

Instead of opting for a joint room with his One Direction band mates, Liam instead decided to share one with the 'Bleeding Love' singer.

The Daily Star Sunday reports that Liam and Leona requested a shared dressing room after they had performed on the show and to not be disturbed for an hour.

A TV source told the paper: "Liam and Leona shared a dressing room on Friday night.

"Crew were told in no uncertain terms they should not be disturbed for a full hour after the performance."

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For a pair who has so vehemently denied there is anything going on between them, this is a rather suspect request to make.

Leona says she and Liam are 'just friends' Hmmm Copyright: [wenn]

When asked in a recent interview about her relationship with Liam, Leona Lewis simply stated that the two were just good friends.

She said: "We're friends. We see each other whenever we can, but he's really busy and so am I.

"We've got a shared bond because of The X Factor. I always forget they were even on the show!"

Liam Payne however has been less tactful in the past when asked about Leona.

He 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."

Well as soon as we see these two breaking bread, we'll know something's up.