One Direction Niall's Dad: 'He's A Real Gent'
1D star will make a 'wonderful husband', says his father...
One Direction star is "a real gent" who knows just how to treat a lady.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, dad Bobby said the 18-year-old singer would one day make some lucky girl very happy - and while bandmate Harry Styles has his own way with the ladies, Niall has a special kind of charm.
He told the paper: "Harry knows how to win the girls over and charm them. But he [Niall] is a real gent, a lovely, well-mannered, well brought up lad."
The 51-year-old, who split from Niall's mother Maura in 1999, went on: "He has a very soft side to him. His mother taught him to bake... he can do cupcakes.
"He had to look after himself a lot because I was working, so from the age of seven he had to do his own washing, his own ironing and often his own cooking."
And since Bobby, who works on the meat counter at Tesco, starts work early in the morning, Niall had to "get himself up and walk the mile-and-a-half to school".
He added: "So he's well-adapted for where he is now... independent and away from home. He'll make someone a wonderful husband."
Niall's dad has previously claimed his famous son is "in love" with a local Irish girl.
In other Niall news, a 26-year-old woman claims she was dumped by her fiance after being snapped with the blonde heartthrob.
Ruth Hicks was pictured chatting to the 1D star in Marbella but says when her boyfriend saw the snap, he gave her the boot.
She told The Sun: "We only spent about 15 minutes in each other's company and we didn't kiss.
"Niall seemed a sweet boy and I think he fancied his chances with me. He was very flirty. But I told him I was engaged and he moved on."
A One Direction spokesman later told the paper: "The boys are pictured chatting to fans wherever they go. These photos are often sadly misrepresented which can lead to problems for the people pictured."