After a shocker of a split from El Maliko last year, Perrie Edwards has not been seen to be dating anyone else since. Hence new rumours flying round as soon as she's seen chatting to another lad (a rather fit one at that). Get ready for Pougie. Hmm, unfortunate ship name but we kinda (really) love it.
SO when Pez was apparently seen 'getting cosy' with Ellie Goulding's ex Dougie Poynter at the Glamour Awards the other day, everyone latched on to the idea of the new dream team pair. Just imagine a Little Mix/McFly collab. Not. Freaking. Out.
And yesterday at Capital's Summertime Ball, it seemed only fair that she should address the rumours and let us know just what an earth is going on. THANKS BABES.
"He's a lovely guy, a good friend," she explained, "but [we're] just mates." Oh. It's like a lil punch to the heart aint it?
Jesy then jumps in with "He's very handsome I'll tell you that," in possibly an accent that's even weirder than the time she attempted Jamaican. Ahem. BUT yes Jesy, you are 100% correct, he is a handsome lad. Probs even better than Dave from IT, maybe.
Let's listen to the girls then...
Have you ever seen quadruple denim look so good?
So whaddya reckon? Is there still possibly something going on undercover, or are they really just mates? You know the drill, comment and tweet us @sugarscape.