Leona Lewis has addressed the rumours that she is dating One Direction's Liam Payne, describing him as a "sweet friend."
The 'Trouble' singer is said to have enjoyed a series of dates with the 19-year-old heartthrob following her split from German dancer Dennis Jauch, and Liam's break-up with Danielle Peazer.
However, Leona, 27, insists that she is just friends with the 'Live While We're Young' singer but still gushed about what a great guy he is. "He is a really sweet, lovely guy," Leona told the Daily Mirror.
"I'm a fan of One Direction. We have been friends for a year-and-a-half."
Leona also recently told The Metro that she is very much "single" despite the mounting speculation.
Look's like Liam's back on the market girls!