'Leona Lewis is hot': Liam Payne has a crush on the X-Factor beauty… but insists he's still single
00:54 GMT, 7 October 2012
Liam Payne has done little to quell rumours that he is dating Leona Lewis, after admitting he has a crush on the singer.
Payne was reported to have gone on two dates with 27-year-old Leona recently.
However, the One Direction star, 19, insisted he's still single, following his split from his long-term girlfriend Danielle Peazer last month.
Crush: Liam Payne admits he has a crush on Leona Lewis, but insists he's still single despite rumours they are dating
The One Direction star showed off his DJ skills after co-presenting Radio One show with Gemma Cairney.
When Cairney grilled Payne about his rumoured romance to the Bleeding Love singer, the singer revealed: '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.'
However, the pop star quickly added: 'I'd like to highlight the fact I'm single. I am single!'
Radio star: Liam was co-presenting the Radio One show with Gemma Cairney when he admitted he found Leona 'hot'
Lewis is also believed to be single, after cooling off her two year relationship with German dancer Dennis Jauch.
A source told The
Sunday Mirror: ‘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 lime-light and are really into
It's not only his dating life that has seen Payne hit the headlines recently.
His recent haircut has caused a buzz as well, and Payne has revealed that he went for the shaved head look as it saved him around 30 minutes each morning.
Shorn Direction: His co-presenter shaved his band's logo into her hair
He said: '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. I
have naturally quite curly hair, so I had to straighten it every
morning with a hairdryer.'
Liam added to Gemma: 'My mum was worried about me. She thought I'd got some clippers and done it myself.'
The new haircut trend seemed to have inspired his co-presenter for the day – with Cairney surprising Liam with a One Direction logo shaved into her hair.
Over: Liam Payne and his girlfriend Danielle Peazer split last month
Gemma wrote: 'I have a BIG surprise for @Real_Liam_Payne in a min. BIG SURPRISE.'
A message was then written on Radio One's Twitter page: 'Wowzers, look what @gemcairn has done to welcome @Real_Liam_Payne to the show!!!
Liam seemed to have fun with his new, if temporary, DJ role, tweeting: 'Looooviiiiiing this morning! Having some fun live @bbcr1 with @gemcairn.'
One Direction are playing the Radio One Teen Awards on Sunday at Wembley Arena.
They also made a surprise return appearance on Saturday's X Factor.
It was only a brief comeback however, and they didn't perform any of their hit songs.
Instead, Liam told the contestants to 'just go out there and enjoy yourself'.
And Louis Tomlinson revealed that the band were rooting for James Arthur to win the show.
The X Factor: The group made a surprise appearance on Saturday's show
Hot property: One Direction are playing Radio One Teen Awards on Sunday