It had all the makings of an interesting teen romance - but it seems the relationship between Gillian McKeith's daughter Skylar and One Directions' Niall Horan is over before it had even begun.
Bemused former X Factor contestant Niall has taken to his Twitter page to deny any rumours that there was anything going on between them.
He posted: 'I don't know where that story about me and gillian mckeiths daughter has come from, I'm sure she is a nice girl, but there is no truth.'
It was reported that the 17-year-old singer had apparently hit it off with 16-year-old Skylar when they met backstage on one of The X Factor live shows - despite Simon Cowell's strict amor ban as he attempts to turn them into a bona fide boy band.
Skylar had publicado a picture of herself with Niall and his bandmate Harry Styles with the caption: 'With @Harry_styles and @niallofficial from @onedirection backstage at @thexfactor.'
De-Niall: Niall Horan denied that there was anything going on with Skylar McKeith on his Twitter tonight
However, pictorial evidence of Skylar and a male celebrity doesn't necessarily mean they're going out.
The teen accompanies her mother everywhere to premieres, and has previously tweeted fotos of herself with the likes of Joe Jonas and Edward Grimes of Jedward fame.