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  • Niall Horan could be Allen Leech's twin
  • Allen Leech enjoyed meeting Niall Horan
  • Allen Leech plays chauffeur Tom Branson in Downton Abbey
  • Niall Horan is currently on a world tour with One Direction

Niall Horan has discovered he has a doppelgänger - Downton Abbey actor Allen Leech.

Allen - who plays chauffeur Tom Branson in the hit period drama - posted a funny snap of himself and the One Direction singer, 19, looking very similar on Twitter this week.

'@NiallOfficial I love meeting my son at events!' Tweeted Allen, 31.

It's believed that Irish stars Niall and Allen met at rugby player Brian O'Driscoll's Testimonial Dinner on Monday, which was attended by a number of celebs from the Emerald Isle.

Niall told his Twitter followers the next day that he'd had the 'greatest night' at London's Grosvenor House Hotel having the 'craic'.

He and Allen aren't the only ones who've noticed they share similar mouths, noses and face shapes - Dermot O'Leary spotted the photo on the site and couldn't help but comment.

'@Allenleech @niallofficial Spitting image of you. Chip off the old block,' Tweeted Dermot.

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