If we ever got booted off The X Factor, we’re 99.9% sure we’d immediately choose to drown our sorrows in a bar and deal with the reality in the morning.
So we’re hardly surprised that Lola Saunders, the third of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini‘s girls to get the chop, chose to do exactly that.
Except she took it one step further and partied with none other than ONE DIRECTION‘S NIALL HORAN.
Well, why not go all out right?
Lola faced the boot on Sunday night, the same night 1D were recording their performance, and whilst we assumed Nialler, 21, was just giving Lola some ‘life after X Factor’ advice, reports claim things got so “boozy,” she actually missed her alarm for her morning interviews. AWKS.
According to an insider for The Sun: “Lola was gutted and Niall offered to take her out. Things got pretty boozy and she nearly missed a TV appearance the next day.”
Still, we could think of worse drinking companions really.
Of course, since a boy and a girl have appeared getting supposedly ‘cosy’ in a bar, a gazillion and one dating rumours have erupted from the middle of nowhere, despite the fact that the 20-year-old fishmonger actually has a long-term boyfriend, who appeared in her VT on Saturday night.
Girls and boys can’t just be friends now, apparently.
This isn’t the first time Lola’s had to defend rumours that she’s been getting some lucky with someone other than CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART BOYFRIEND Jordan Rutter.
Earlier this week, she was forced to deny rumours that she was having a good time with fellow X Factor-ian Ben Haenow, after photos emerged of the husky-voiced male giving her a peck on the head on set. BLIMEY, CALM DOWN.
Oh, and did we mention Ben ALSO has a long-term girlfriend? Yep.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Lola defended the photos, saying: “I’ve still have not seen these. Ben is very, like, anyone in the house, he will come over and give everyone a…(kiss) – he is very tactile.”
Cute. She added: “I love my boyfriend. He’s brilliant. We’ve always pictured myself being here, but he has been so supportive.”
SO THERE EVERYONE.
In case that wasn’t enough evidence that they’re all just good friends, a source told The Daily Mail: “Ben and Lola are both very tactile with one another and get on really well.
“They are just good friends though and both are in relationships.”
And let that be the end of it all, k?
Oh, and if you’re reading Niall, we’re ALWAYS free to hang on. Jus’ sayin’.
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