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Nicole Appleton's pals warn her away from Danny Cipriani

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Nicole Appleton's pals warn her away from Danny Cipriani

Nicole Appleton's friends don't want her to date Danny Cipriani.

The All Saints singer - who split from Liam Gallagher in 2013 after 13 years of marriage - was recently seen kissing the rugby player at a London wine bar, and though she has told pals it is "just a bit of fun" at the moment, they are hoping it doesn't develop into anything more serious.

A source told Grazia magazine: "Nicole thinks Danny is gorgeous and so far it is just a bit of fun. She deserves happiness after everything that happened with Liam, but friends have encouraged her not to take it further. They don't think he's exactly boyfriend material."

The surprise couple were seen at the Booking Office bar in London's St Pancras station a few weeks ago and made no attempts to hide their affection for one another.

An onlooker said recently: "Danny and Nicole were having a very close drink at the wine bar. They were sitting knee to knee and it was obvious they liked each other.

"The body language was pretty obvious. Nicole looked pretty smitten, she was laughing and smiling with him and even leaned in for a kiss at one point.

"They were in the more secluded part of the bar but made no attempt to hide. Clearly neither cared if they were spotted spending time together."

What's more, the duo are reported to have left the bar at the same time and then headed to the hotel where Danny was staying.

The source added: "Nicole had a drink, but Danny was only having soft drinks.

"They were chatting openly for about 40 minutes and then they both left at the same time. They were heading toward the Renaissance hotel in St Pancras station, where Danny must have been staying."

The claims come shortly after Danny - who previously dated Kelly Brook and Katie Price - was said to have been flirting with 'Game of Thrones' actress Sophie Turner at a party in London.

A source previously said: "Danny and Sophie were in the bar for about an hour and a half. He was hitting on her very hard, chatting her up relentlessly. And she seemed very flattered.

"They were holding hands and stayed by each other's sides throughout. It was very cosy, intimate. They were only interested in each other. They seemed happy together and to be having a good time."