1D's Liam has been hanging out with Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis has dismissed reports that she’s dating One Direction‘s Liam Payne after his split from girlfriend Danielle Peazer.

But we know the singer is friends with the 1D star and they’ve met up for a drink a couple of times over the past week.

Liam, 19, has previously admitted to having a crush on Leona and called her ‘beautiful’ during an interview last year.

He’s thought to have met Leona, 27 – who recently ended her 2-year relationship with German boyfriend Dennis Jauch – when she gave him and his band mates some career advice.

The X Factor winner experienced a similar rise to fame as the 1D boys after she appeared on the ITV show in 2006.

Leona returned to the programme last month as a guest judge and will perform her new single Trouble in front of the studio audience this weekend.

‘The rumours are true I’m excited I’m back on X factor on Sunday!!! Mmm what to wear???’ she Tweets.

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