The X Factor singer doesn't have time for boys ahead of The X Factor final

Little Mix star Perrie Edwards has shot down rumours that she’s dating One Direction heartthrob Zayn Malik.

Perrie became the centre of gossip when it was reported that she’d grown close to Zayn after they swapped numbers backstage at The X Factor.

But One Direction fans can breathe a sigh of relief today as Perrie puts the whispers about her and Zayn, 18, to rest.

‘Apparently we are dating,’ Perrie, 18, tells The Mirror.

‘We met One Direction at the charity single.

‘We did text and I said thanks for the support.

‘But, no, we didn’t kiss.’

So it looks like Zayn‘s still single then – there’s hope for us yet!

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Rebecca Hussein