07/07/2014 09:07 BST | Updated 07/07/2014 09:59 BST

One Direction Singer Niall Horan 'Romancing 'Coronation Street' Actress Brooke Vincent'

He might be traveling the world on One Direction’s ‘Where We Are’ tour, but it sounds like Niall Horan is looking for love pretty close to home - and has set his sights on ‘Coronation Street’ actress Brooke Vincent.

Niall has never been shy about admitting that he has taken a shine to Brooke - tweeting as far back as a couple of years ago of his admiration for her, as well as for pop star Demi Lovato - and it would now appear he might finally have a chance with the ‘Corrie’ actress.

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Niall Horan of One Direction

According to The Mirror, the pair are regularly exchanging messages and photos on both WhatsApp and SnapChat, while Niall is on tour with 1D, and have spoken almost every day since they last saw each other in June.

A source told the newspaper: “He’s been pretty open about how hot he thinks she is, and he’s told her he’d really like to take her out when they have a chance.

“He has a few weeks off this month before the American leg of the tour - so he’s hopeful they might work it out.”

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Brooke Vincent, who plays Sophie Webster in 'Corrie'

If the Irish pop star really is hoping to romance Brooke, his timing is perfect as the soap star broke up with her long-term footballer boyfriend Josh McEachran back in June.

She recently claimed that, despite her newly single status, she isn't getting a massive amount of attention from men, as they often jump to the conclusion that she is a lesbian, like her soap character Sophie Webster.

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