Liam Payne has a crush on Leona Lewis

Updated: Oct 08, 2012, 09:52 AM IST

London: Singer Liam Payne has confessed he has a crush on singer Leona Lewis, which has fuelled rumours of the two dating each other.

Payne, 19, was rumoured to have to gone out on two dates with Lewis, 27, and his recent compliments about her made the buzz stronger.

"I do have a crush on Leona, she`s hot! I have met her. She`s hot. I haven`t eaten dinner with her though," Payne said on a radio show.

The One Direction member recently split from dancer Danielle Peazer. The couple were unable to spend enough time with each other and hence ended their two-year-old relationship.