X Factor: Rebecca Ferguson and One Direction singer Zayn Malik dating?!

The News of the World reports today that X Factor finalist Rebecca Ferguson is secretly dating Zayn Malik, one of the members of boy band One Direction.

The paper states that 24 year old Rebecca “fell for” Zayn while the couple were touring the country along with the other finalists, performing at a number of venues.

A show insider told the paper, “This relationship could damage Rebecca’s career.

“She’s seen as the devoted mum who doesn’t have time for relationships, especially with a teenager.

“And One Direction girl fans will hate the thought of Zain having a relationship with someone older.”

One Direction are signed with Simon’s own record label, Syco, and it seems he won’t be happy if Zayn and Rebecca are a “secret” item.

The insider added, “There’s a lot riding on them [One Direction]. Simon won’t want a silly little tour romance to hurt them professionally.”

Zayn has previously been romantically linked to Geneva Lane from girl band Belle Amie, as well as Cher Lloyd.

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