Was THIS the moment Cheryl and Liam Payne fell for each other? Couple's flirty dancing on last year's X Factor captured on leaked video footage
They have been dating for less than a year with a baby on the way.
Cheryl - then a judge on the hit ITV show - is seen wearing a red dress and touching Liam on the arm, while the One Direction star briefly rests his hand on her waist.
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Embrace: Cheryl and Liam Payne look particularly touchy feely in stills from a leaked video of last year's X Factor final
The pair briefly dance together to Jason Derulo track Talk Dirty To Me before Liam walks away, with the ex-Girls Aloud star grinning broadly.
The video shows Cheryl in a stunning floor-length red dress while Liam is more casual in a beige shirt and trousers.
He had joined One Direction for a last performance at the Wembley X Factor final before the band's hiatus.
Flirty: Cheryl looked stunning in a red dress as she danced alongside the singer
Show me your moves: Cheryl and Liam busted out some dance moves just behind the judges' table
Broadly smiling: Cheryl cut a happy figure after her brief boogie with Liam
Interestingly, the video was shot just two months before the couple went public with their relationship, with Cheryl filing for divorce from husband Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini in January after just 18 months of marriage.
Liam then appeared to confirm their romance at the end of February when he posted snapshots of the pair lying down together on his Instagram account, while changing his profile bio to say, 'Happy.'
In a world of their own: The pair's dancing moves were seen just two months before they went public with their relationship
Pictured: The couple posed in a group shot after the final
Turn heads in red like Cheryl in Nicholas Oakwell
Cheryl knows that she looks good in red and isn’t afraid to show it. At the X Factor final the Geordie beauty was a vision in feathery red, and it's not hard to see how she gave Liam wings.
Stepping out with the other judges, she wore a couture gown from Nicholas Oakwell in gradient red with a floating mille-feuille hem. What a red hot mama!
In time for any upcoming glitzy evening event, make like Cheryl and channel the lady in red. A red maxi dress will steal the show at any party, and you’ll be sure to have champagne flowing your way all night! Wear it with gold-toned jewelry and – if you’re among the lucky ones – with a pair of Louboutin heels to match the soles with the dress!
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Despite Cheryl showing off what appeared to be a visible baby bump during an outing with Liam to a Christmas carol concert last month, the couple have so far kept mum about her pregnancy.
Cheryl - who was previously married to to Ashley Cole - first met Liam when the hunk auditioned for The X Factor in 2008 when he was just 14.
And theirs will be the second One Direction baby following Liam's bandmate Louis Tomlinson having son Freddie with Los Angeles-based stylist Briana Jungwirth in January.
Happily together: Cheryl showed what appeared to be a baby bump as she and Liam attended a Christmas concert in London last month
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