Brooke Vincent just friends with Niall Horan
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 August 2014
Brooke Vincent claims her and One Direction hunk Niall Horan are just friends despite him admitting he fancies her and her splitting from her boyfriend earlier this year
'Coronation Street' star Brooke Vincent claims she and Niall Horan are just friends.
The 22-year-old actress - who has played Sophie Webster on the ITV soap since 2004 - has been linked to the One Direction hunk, who's admitted he has a crush on her, but insists they're just friends, despite her splitting from her Chelsea footballer boyfriend Josh McEachran earlier this year.
She explained: "We [her and Josh] are still friends but that's basically it. Now I'm single again there's lots of speculation about who I'm dating and what's going on.
"Niall has been my friend since he started on 'The X Factor' but because I'm single and he said he fancies me it's assumed we'll get together.
"I've been to One Direction concerts loads of times - with Josh, my cousins, my sister - because he's a mate. But nothing has happened between us."
The brunette beauty - whose 'Coronation Street' character is in a same-sex relationship with Maddie Heath (Amy Kelly) - also admitted she's not even sure how to get a boyfriend, because she finds meeting new people difficult.
Brooke told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "I'm quite comfortable being single and being myself and doing what I do. I don't really need someone else there to make myself feel better.
"And to be honest. I don't get how I've had a boyfriend at all because I hate that 'getting to know you' stage. I don't play games and I don't do dating. Some girls have a plan, they will find a guy they like and text them this, that or whatever.
"But I never do that kind of thing. That's not really me."