It has been reported today that Simon Cowell’s grudge with One Direction’s Niall Horan has reached another level.

According to reports, the X Factor boss has allegedly banned Niall from performing his debut solo single This Town on this year’s X Factor.

The Sun on Sunday revealed we wouldn’t be seeing Niall on the show anytime soon, with a source saying: “Niall hasn’t been invited to sing on any of the remaining live shows, despite having a big release.

“That’s not an oversight from the bookings team, it’s intentional.

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“Simon really thought the 1D boys would show loyalty after he mentored them on the show and made them the huge global success they are. Instead they went behind his back.

“He’s not going to do them any favours. He knows artists love performing on the show as there are eight million viewers to promote their songs to.”

But now Simon has hit back at the reports and denied these accusations and tweeted: “Loved the show tonight. A long night. Reading some stories. To be clear I would never ban anyone from One Direction from appearing on the show.”

Well lets hope the stories aren’t true and Niall can get a slot on the show!