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Niall Horan officially still crushing on Ellie Goulding

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Niall Horan officially still crushing on Ellie Goulding

Niall Horan still has a crush on Ellie Goulding.

The 22-year-old One Direction heartthrob once dated the 'Still Falling For You' hitmaker and admitted his feelings for her haven't subsided during a game of 'Who'd You Rather' on The Ellen DeGeneres Show'.

Fans of the Irish pop star will be delighted to hear he confirmed he's currently single, before Ellen DeGeneres introduced the segment, saying: "I'm going to try and find you the perfect girlfriend. We're going to play a speed round of 'Who'd You Rather'. I'm going to show you two pictures and just quickly you're going to choose one over the other. Don't feel bad about hurt feelings."

A series of photos then flashed up on a huge screen and included the likes of Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Lady Gaga and though the Bajan beauty was doing well as Niall's number one crush she was knocked off the top spot by 'Ghost' actress Demi Moore.

Demi was batted away by Selena Gomez - who also proved to be more attractive than Demi Lovato to Niall - but when Ellen finally got around to the Irish hunk's rumoured old flame Ellie, he chose her without a moment's hesitation and repeated the 29-year-old beauty's name over Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez and even leggy model Kendall Jenner.

Admitting he still has feelings for the 'Burn' singer, Niall said with a cheeky smile: "It's official!"

Unfortunately for the 'This Town' hitmaker Ellie is believed to still be still keen on her ex-boyfriend, McFly bassist Dougie Poynter, whom she split from earlier this year.

Elsewhere in the show, Ellen introduced Niall ahead of his first performance in the US of his debut solo single and called him her "Irish brother from another mother," referring to the joke that they dress and look alike.

Asked if ever gets mistaken for the funnywoman and if he minds, he quipped: "Every day of my life! I don't mind it though, I like it, I think it's cute."