Tom Daley and One Direction’s Liam Payne have a quiff off

The One Direction boys made clear they were big Tom Daley fans during the Olympics.

Tom Daley and Liam Payne are new BFFs. Copyright [Twitter]

And after seeing this snap of the diver and 1D star Liam Payne we reckon he should audition for a sixth place in the band.

Tom and Liam looked like new BFFs as they posed together last night after the bronze medalist recorded The Jonathan Ross show.

Tom tweeted: "@Real_Liam_Payne and I last night :)" alongside the snap of the pair looking all chummy.

And by the looks of things the duo were trying to out-do each other in the quiff stakes - with both boys showing off a sizeable flick.

[Related story: Tom Daley gets straight As in his A-levels. Fit AND smart]

[Related story: Is Liam Payne about to propose?]

Liam stood up for the 18-year-old when he was subject to horrible abuse on Twitter after his dives early on in the Olympics.

The One Direction star tweeted: "@TomDaley1994 ignore them dikheads mate we all sat and watched you today and we thought u did incredible."

Meanwhile Liam's girlfriend Danielle Peazer is also getting in on the Tom Daley love-in, after she cosied up to him last night too.

Liam's girlfriend said she was getting diving lessons from the bronze medalist. Copyright [Twitter]

She tweeted: "Really excited about the diving lesson I'm gonna have from my new, apparently he's pretty good" alongside a snap of the three of them.

And they're not the only One D couple to have shown their love for the athlete - with Louis Tomlinson and girlfriend Eleanor Calder making an appearance to cheer him on at the diving last week.

The pair had a snog and couldn't take their hands off each other as they watched the action at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park.