Liam Payne, Payne free time friends

Updated: Nov 07, 2012, 15:08 PM IST

London: There have been rumours of singers Liam Payne and Leona Lewis dating each other but Lewis says they are friends and meet whenever they get time.

"We`re friends. We see each other whenever we can, but he`s really busy and so am I," quoted Lewis as saying.

Payne, 19, who is also the member of One Direction band, found fame after coming third in Britain`s reality show ‘The X Factor’ in 2007, while Lewis was the winner of the same season.

"We`ve got a shared bond because of `The X Factor`," she said.