Birth name Niall James Horan

Birthday 13 September 1993

Star sign Virgo

Birthplace Mullingar, County Westmeath

Before finding fame with One Direction, Niall Horan was born to parents Maura Gallagher and Bobby Horan in 1993, a younger sibling for brother Greg.

Niall became an uncle when Greg welcomed a son named Theo with his wife Denise in July 2013. He’d played the part of best man at the couple’s wedding in March 2013.

He’s is the only Irish member of 1D.

Niall has always been musical – he was in the choir at his school Coláiste Mhuire and has played the guitar since a young age. He’s often seen strumming away during gigs.

In 2010, Niall auditioned for The X Factor. He performed the hit song So Sick by Ne-Yo.

He was put through to the next round but failed to make it through to the judges’ houses stage as a solo contestant.

However, his fortunes changed when he was put into group One Direction. Niall Horan instantly formed a bond with new bandmates Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne.

The boys enjoyed a series of successful live shows and ended up coming third in the competition. They were unfortunately voted out behind Matt Cardle and Rebecca Ferguson in the final.

Since then, Niall has been living the dream. The group have clocked up a number of hits in the UK and overseas and have toured around the world.

In 2012, excited One Direction fans hoped Niall Horan would make US X Factor judge Demi Lovato his girlfriend after they enjoyed a flirt on Twitter.

He’s also been linked to gorgeous stars including Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin, singer Ellie Goulding and Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent.

Niall is an avid sports fan and has had the chance to meet a number of his idols, including rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll and golfer Justin Prose.

He trained alongside football star Cristiano Ronaldo when 1D were in Madrid in 2013.

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One Direction Los Angeles reunion: all the details!

In August 2015, the sound of millions of breaking hearts echoed around the world when One Direction announced plans to take a hiatus. Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan assured their fans they would be back – but the Directioners are already desperate to see their boys…

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Have Niall Horan and Celine Helene Vandycke split up?

When Niall Horan and Celine Helene Vandycke went public on 1 July, the former One Direction star looked happier than we’d seen him in a long time.                 The couple had been dating for over a month before they went out together for…

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One Direction star Niall Horan’s secret girlfriend revealed!

Woah! Among all the news of solo record deals and One Direction never getting back together (please no) we finally have some good news: Niall Horan has a girlfriend! At least that’s according to some very close pictures of the blond Directioner with Belgian student Celine Helene. Aww, you go…

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One Direction who? Niall Horan joins brand new BOYBAND

Fans were left devastated when One Direction announced their hiatus – but it seems Niall Horan has already grown tired of his new freedom, as he’s joined another band. Sort of. The One Direction star has come up with an unusual replacement for his former bandmates, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne…

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Is Niall Horan dating a recently separated mum-of-one?

Niall Horan has been pretty quiet of late, what with One Direction now on their hiatus, but it looks like there’s been some exciting activity in his love life. The 1D star, 22, has sparked speculation that he’s started dating an American mum-of-one who recently split from Joe Jonas and…

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Oh no! What’s wrong with One Direction’s poorly Niall Horan?

Niall Horan has been causing a bit of concern amongst One Direction fans after revealing that he’s not feeling very well. The singer, 22, confessed in an unhappy message posted on Twitter yesterday that he’d been struggling to sleep due to a rather nasty cough – not fun. READ MORE…