AN electrician got a nasty shock when he saw his girlfriend had dumped him for former One Direction star Niall Horan.
Joe McGinn, 24, was suddenly “ghosted” by Amelia Woolley, 23, after they had a lockdown date in his van in May.
His suspicions had been previously raised when he saw she had 11 missed calls from a “Niall”.
And they were confirmed when the £55million singer and designer shoe buyer Amelia — known as Mia — were spotted out drinking in their home town.
The £45,000-a-year sparky told pals: “I couldn’t believe it. We’d been planning our post-lockdown holiday together just a month earlier. She even accused me of gossiping about them once it got out, when we’d all heard.”
Joe and Mia first got together in 2015 after they met in a club, and then dated for two years.
But when she left Solihull, West Midlands, to work in Shoreditch, East London, the relationship became “strained” and they split.
Joe then messaged her in January, and they immediately hit it off again, going for dinner dates.
Things stepped up a notch when she was furloughed from shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood and returned to her family’s seven-bedroom pad with a pool in Solihull. Pals said they had several dates a week in his white Vauxhall van — but she then failed to return his calls or answer his texts.
A source close to Joe said: “She told Joe she loved him after they started speaking again in January.
“Yet, he later saw she had 11 missed calls from someone called Niall. He now thinks that must have been Horan.
“Joe’s shocked and confused. He’s got nothing against Niall. And he’ll always have a soft spot for Mia. He just wishes she’d been more honest.
“He knows he can’t really compete with Niall — as he has a fleet of supercars while Joe has a white Vauxhall Vivaro van. She was only headed in one direction.”
Irishman Niall, whose hits with One Direction included Steal My Girl, was seen out drinking with Mia in Solihull in June.
They were officially outed as a couple after being pictured “all over each other” at a party on July 4.
Mia shared a picture of herself at the singer’s London home, along with a love heart emoji.
It is Niall’s first proper relationship since his split two years ago from actress Hailee Steinfeld, 23.
He is said to be “very serious” about Amelia, with lockdown “intensifying his feelings for her”.
The source told The Sun: “Joe was gutted. Niall probably doesn’t know anything about it — but Joe’s been totally mugged off.”
Joe has refused to comment, as did a spokesman for the singer.
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