Leona Lewis has fuelled rumours that she's dating One Direction singer Liam Payne, admitting that she wouldn't have a problem being in a relationship with someone younger. Lewis, 27, has been linked with the boy-band star since his break-up from girlfriend Danielle Peazer a couple of months ago.

When asked about her personal life, Lewis told Look magazine, "It's very flattering to get compliments like that. It's cute. If you have a bond with someone [age] doesn't come into it. I'd date someone younger or older, age doesn't matter to me. Or looks, really - it's all about maturity." So what does Lewis look for in a man? Apart from that he has to be in the world's biggest boy-band? Well, she says, "I like someone who can take the reins, who knows what they want and is strong with me. I'm quite fiery, so they have to be able to handle that. But I do like to feel protected. Also, being artistic and spiritual. That's what's important to me. And I'd never trust a man who can't dance." Well, Payne can most certainly dance! Or can he? Probably. He probably can. The former X Factor winner went on to explain that she hopes to settle down in around two years' time, saying, "I know exactly where I want to get married, it's a beautiful place in Europe. I'd like to be married just before I'm 30, when I'm 29, but I don't know if it will happen."

Should Lewis and Payne get together, they'd be one hell of a rich couple. According to the Sunday Times Rich List, the songstress is worth around £12 million, while Payne's group One Direction are said to already be worth £30 million.