Niall Horan and Cher Lloyd are good mates

One Direction admirers are encouraging Niall Horan to pursue fellow teen pop star Cher Lloyd.

Fans got excited after Niall - who met Cher when they were contestants on The X Factor 2010 - started chatting to the singer on Twitter to see how she was.

'Hellooo Niall! I'm good ta, how about you? How's the rest of the gang? Yeah deffo meet up soon!!! (:,' Tweets Cher, 18.

Niall, also 18, replies: 'Yeh babe all good down our ends..just in sweden recording! everyone says hello..miss ya darling..see ya soon.'

Directioners soon started Tweeting their hopes for a possible romance - but they're out of luck as Cher is engaged to former builder Craig Monk, 21.

'Can cher lloyd and niall horan just fall in love omg plz,' Tweets one fan.

Anoter writes: ':O Niall 'Babe..Darling' THEY ARE MADE FOR EACH OTHER! Forever shipping Chiall! CHER Lloyd and Niall Horan! <3 (Love Chraig aswell obvs).'

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