Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent has been linked to Nathan.
According to The Sun, the Sophie Webster actress could become the second of the ITV1 soap's cast to begin dating a member of the boyband. Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre) is currently dating Max George.
"I have been to see them a few times," Vincent is quoted as saying. "I'm good friends with the youngest one, Nathan. We get on and have a good laugh."
She added: "They are dead-friendly and very humble. If he's in a boyband or a binman it doesn't bother me."
The paper claims that similarities between Vincent and the 17-year-old include a love of Manchester United and that Sykes is also a trained actor.