The One Direction boys generally avoid opening up about their love lives (apart from the odd Twit pic) and Niall Horan is no different although his latest attempt to defect attention away from his rumoured relationships has failed.
Niall Horan's dad, Booby told Heat magazine that there's one person in the running to be his son's girlfriend: "There's a local girl that Niall loves. I know he thinks of her as his sweetheart.
"She's very attractive, and they're close, but I don't know whether he's made any advances on her yet. I'm not going to embarrass her by giving her name, though.
"She would stand her ground with any of these beautiful celebrities. She's a brunette with big brown eyes and pale skin like Niall's. She's from the town but the other end to us, and I always knew Niall has big feelings for her."
Niall Horan tweeted his celebrity friends in a bid to dodge relationship rumours. Copyright: [Twitter]
And the One Direction's hotties' dad didn't stop there, oh no, he ensured his son was left suitably red faced adding: "I don't believe he's a virgin. I couldn't say, and I wasn't in the house all the time, so I don't really know what went on when I wasn't there."
On the eve of this interview emerging Niall Horan did his best to detract from talk of intimate details of his love life by tweeting other celebrities.
But he didn't fool team omg! — Niall's first tactic was to wish Olly Murs, who will be supporting the band on their next American tour, a happy birthday saying:
"@ollyofficial happy birthday mate... what are ya 35? ahaha.. not too long now til america, gona be great on the road bro..." [sic]
And in a second failed attempt to avoid speculation over his bedroom antics Niall replied to a tweet from Cher Lloyd and the X Factor's vocal producer, tweeting:
"@CherLloyd cher bear!how are ya? hows things in the states?we might cross paths at some stage soon..gotta meet up..here with @savan_kotecha
Was this friendly 'flirt' with Cher all a ploy to take attention away from another girl who has been taking up Niall's time?
If it was we think he failed, sorry Niall!
The full interview appears in this week's heat magazine, on sale now