What’s this then? A last minute dash by Niall Horan to overtake Harry Styles as the bona fide hottie of One Direction? We’re not sure it’s going to work, Mr Styles has had the position long since sewn up, but respect to Niall anyway for trying. The Irish fella announced that he’d had his braces removed, and it has to be said it does look like they’ve done a wonder on his cheeky grin. What a dream boat.

Horan excitedly announced the news of the impending removal of his braces on Twitter, writing “Morning. ! This is it ! I'm goin to the dentist! I think this is my last hour with braces! Oh how I'm gona miss them ! Naaaaaaat !”

Afterwards young Niall seemed pretty chuffed with the results, posting a before and after picture on his Twitter and, we have to say, it did look an awful lot better. His fans agreed. “you perfect before,you're perfect now! you'll always be perfect ♥” wrote one fan, with another commenting “OMFG I'm dead. Your teeth are just so asdfghjkl perfect. I can't wait to get mine off now!!!!(-:” So good times all round for Niall! However, the Daily Mirror have pointed out that Madame Tussaud’s might not be too happy with Horan. They’ve just finished a waxwork model of the One Direction star including braces. Oops.

Niall Horan

Niall Horan with braces - he doesn't have them anymore!