Niall Horan, the Irish fella from One Direction, has denied that he features in a steamy shower photograph circulating Twitter. The boy band star bears a striking resemblance to the individual in the image, though Niall denies that he's the guy lathering up in the shower.

"That's not me by the way in that pic!" Niall wrote on his official Twitter page. "I'd be happy with biceps like that though to be fair!" Hmm, is Niall simply deflecting attention away from the photograph with light-hearted joke? Perhaps.

Despite his denials, the photograph was still too much for some fans. One tweeted, "OH MY GOD bbz you are so gorgeous, now post one from the front bbz," while another bizarrely tweeted, "F*** ME I WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH YOUR ARMS." Wowzers!

Meanwhile, the Irish singer - said to be worth £5 million - spent the weekend with his close pal Laura Whitmore and a mystery brunette, thought to be his new girlfriend, 18-year-old Zoe Whelan. A source told The Sun, "Niall has been secretly seeing Zoe for a couple of months after he met her backstage, she's a Dubliner but is based in London to work on her modelling career... Zoe's travelled all over the UK to meet up with Niall on the band's tour," they revealed. But the biggest sign he's really serious about her is that he introduced her to his whole family at his brother's wedding."

One Direction appear to have the boy-band scene to themselves, following news that JLS are to split up.

Niall HoranNiall Horan Leaving The BRIT Awards At London's O2 Arena