Exclusive: Sinitta on Liam Payne, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini 'romance': "Cheryl deserves a lovely guy like him"

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Speculation that Liam Payne and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are dating came as a surprise to everyone... including Sinitta.

Speaking about the rumoured romance between One Direction star Liam and X Factor judge Cheryl - who has recently split from husband Jean-Bernard - Sinitta recalled the moment Liam "swooned" at Cheryl last year.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne
2 March

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Liam Payne confirms relationship with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini? 28 February 2016.

© Instagram / fakeliampayne

So far, Liam and Cheryl haven't commented on the romance rumours, but they've been doing a good job of keeping us all guessing with Instagram photos.

In fact, Cheryl's recent cryptic message has left fans confused over whether they are actually dating or if she's just hitting back at the slew of negative comments she's received since these romance rumours began.

"I was surprised to hear about their romance, but in a way not surprised because I remember how Liam kind of reacted when he saw her at the X Factor studios last year during the live show," Sinitta exclusively tells Reveal. "He definitely kind of swooned like, 'Wow, Cheryl, she's hot' kind of thing.

"I remember thinking it was so sweet because these guys have everyone in their faces - US stars, supermodels and all the big American pop stars - they've basically had every pop star and supermodel around the world in their faces for the last five years and he comes back and it's our Cheryl that makes his heart go... I thought it was sweet."

80s pop singer Sinitta, who is helping to launch a nationwide competition to find the new voice of McVitie's chocolate bar Trio next week, was full of praise for the boy band star.

"I haven't seen them together as a couple but I would say he is definitely a great guy," she continues. "He's not some silly little boy, he's very mature, very grounded and very successful.

"He's looking at the next stage of his life now so I think it's a good time to be with him. At the beginning of One Direction or even midway through I was thinking, 'Oh gosh, I can't imagine any relationships surviving'. Although he's still very young, now I feel like Liam the man is emerging."

Sinitta at the British Heart Foundation Roll Out The Red Ball.
11 February 2016.

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Sinitta has said that Liam is a "great guy".

But if a relationship is blossoming between Liam and Cheryl, will being in the limelight lead to increased pressure?

"Liam is used to some fans being jealous because he's had girlfriend's before," says Sinitta. "If anything for Cheryl, I don't think she's really been in a relationship where she's been attacked of vilified for who she's with so that might be strange for her. But she's a grown woman and I think she deserves a lovely guy like Liam.

"They're both such big stars in the country, that I think they'll be able to just get away from it all together. What I'm hoping is that they don't feel they have to lock themselves away, that they're able to still go out and do their thing and have fun and just enjoy themselves. I think the fans will get over it...sorry guys!"

Let's hope Liam and Cheryl speak on all the speculation soon!

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