Perrie Edwards and Dougie Poynter… Could they be ON?!
Well, that may be going a little far. But according to Now, they were looking very cosy at an awards bash last night. Ooh.
Pezza, 22, had arrived at the party with her bandmates Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – but they were nowhere to be seen as she and Dougie chatted away from other guests.
Now‘s spy says Dougie was ‘talking animatedly’ while Perrie listened and laughed. At one point, the pair ‘appeared to show a tender moment’ as Perrie leaned over to touch the McFly bassist’s arm.
Now, it’s worth noting that the pair didn’t leave together. They were spotted hugging before Dougie made his exit, and Pez returned to hang out with the LM ladies for a little while longer.
So why is this conversation particularly significant? We mean, it just sounds like two pals catching up, right?
But fans have been keen for a Perrie/Dougie hook-up for a while now, since they started following each other on Instagram back in April.
As we all know, Perrie has been single since splitting from ex-fiancé Zayn Malik last summer, while Dougie broke up from girlfriend Ellie Goulding earlier this year.
And when we say fans are keen, we mean they’re keen. Comments include: ‘Can dougie and perrie exchange numbers and date PLS,’ and: ‘Dougie would be great for perrie he’s got that scruffy long haired tattoo look she likes and their personalities are so matched [sic].’
But do Perrie and Dougie feel the same way? Interestingly, back in 2014, Pezza actually confessed to having a teeny bit of a crush on Dougie, 28, as a teenager.
She said: ‘Dougie Poynter from McFly started seeing Frankie Sandford from The Saturdays and I was gutted.’
So if she did actually end up with him, it’d basically be downright ADORABLE.
However, we do sometimes we grow out of these childhood crushes. So with this one, we guess we’ll just have to wait and see…