Niall Horan just wants someone normal

The 20-year-old heartthrob has confirmed he is still single, but admitted he finds it difficult to find love while being a member of One Direction as he wants his future girlfriend to be an ordinary girl who isn't fazed by his success.

He told E! News: "You have to find the one who ...  just sees you as a normal person, which is exactly what I am, and just like you for who you are and not because I'm in One Direction."

The 'Story Of My Life' hitmakers caused a stir when they were greeted by a mob of paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport during which Niall was knocked to the ground by photographers while a fan was accidentally hit in the face by Zayn Malik as a result of the chaos.

Speaking of the incident Niall acknowledged that the paparazzi can be "quite aggressive" when the band visit the US.

He explained: "I wasn't expecting it ... there was loads of paps -50, 60 paps - and the fans were behind them. They start pushing each other, which meant we got pushed. Then someone pushed me and dragged me to the floor, and then it was all a bit crazy and Zayn was being dragged around."

Niall's fellow band mates Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne managed to escape unscathed, and the group were quickly whisked away in black SUVs before the incident could escalate.