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One Direction superstar dating University of Exeter law student

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Will the world famous popstar attend Celine Helene Vandycke’s graduation ceremony tomorrow?

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Niall Horan of One Direction fame has been papped getting close to a University of Exeter law student, sending rumours flying that the pair are dating.

The Irish popstar was spotted with Celine Helene Vandycke at a Mumford & Sons gig this weekend, and One Directioners can’t cope.

if he's happy *sobs* im happy -v

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Over 16,000 followers have flocked to — what is believed to be — Vandycke’s personal Twitter account, to send her messages of support. One tweeter even referred to Vandycke as the Kate Middleton of our generation.

Yes, really.

So, apart from the fact she’s been photographed looking cosy with a world famous millionaire, what more do we know about Vandycke?

Though her LinkedIn page has been deleted, according to reports the Belgian born aspiring lawyer recently graduated from the Russell Group university, and is now studying at the Université de Rennes I in France.

Other publications have reported Vandycke is still studying at Exeter — which means Horan might actually be at the law faculty’s graduation ceremony tomorrow at 9am.

*fingers crossed*

After a bit of snooping around the University of Exeter’s undergrad course list, Legal Cheek thinks it may have solved the mystery.

The future Mrs Horan may be on the LLB Law (European) with Maitrise en Droit or Magister course, which means three years studying in the UK and one in France.

Vandycke isn’t the first lawyer to be thrust into the media spotlight for dating a celeb. Just last week, underwear model David Gandy stepped out with his new bae, family law barrister Stephanie Mendoros.

And then there’s little known Doughty Street barrister Amal Clooney, who also rocketed to worldwide fame when she started dating a certain someone.

Clooney Menderos Vandycke, now there’s a fine name for an international law firm.

21 Comments

Anonymous

Legal Cheek – YOU don’t know you’re beautiful!

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Anonymous

Tom definitely thinks he is.

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Anonymous

Will dating a pop star help her bag a training contract?

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Anonymous

Just when you think Katie and Legal Cheek can’t stoop any lower.

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Anonymous

Stellar journalism!!!! Yawn

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Y U make me so sad

Legal Cheek, why have you removed the ratings systems for comments? I find this change more abhorrent than Katie’s “legal journalism”.

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Anonymous

I’m so pissed off why did they remove it ffsssssss

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US NQ

Give it two days and it’ll be back. Otherwise this website goes straight down the tubes.

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Lolzies

Heh, make that just 2 hours.

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Anonymous

Poor KK.

Tom was allowed out for some proper journalism today.

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Anonymous

Haha

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Anonymous

How on earth is this legal news? Factually inaccurate as well, leave the poor girl alone

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Anonymous

Will he leave one direction too !!!

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Toilet bowl

Lol, LC randomly removed the sole reason most people visited this website.

You can kiss your readership numbers goodbye Alex, I’m afraid Katie’s shyte articles ain’t gonna save it.

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Brofessor Mazetti

Hmm, I suspect far more sinister reasons behind the removal of the ‘like/dislike’ buttons by LC.

It seems likely to me that Alex got some massive shellacking by one of their sponsors over the views/opinions displayed in some comments, which were reinforced by the amount of ‘likes’ such comments received.

In social media, the concept of a ‘liked’ comment actually greatly increases a comment’s perceived value by other readers since many people appear to ‘agree’ with it. In some respects, it forms a form of cognitive dissonance whereby people start to form their opinions on the basis of said comments.

To me it seems that a sponsor likely contacted LC and told them they would cut off funding (whatever that is) unless they take the like buttons down. There’s hardly any other reason why would Alex & Co. do it on their own volition.

This is a bold and potentially risky move by LC since the psychological feedback provided by a ‘like’ button partially explains the popularity of websites such as Facebook, which pioneered the concept. Similarly, I suspect many (if not most) readers visited LC precisely for this feature – it’s absence may now greatly reduce the traffic to the website.

I’ll miss them, as they seemed to be a good feature which enhanced the volume and quality of the debate in the comments section.

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Anonymous

I wouldn’t visit LC as often as I do if it was without the comments section. And the fact that the like option has been pulled makes me less likely to really want to visit this site tbh.

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Anonymous

Same here.

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Banter Bus

Dat dere psychoanalysis. Top marks lad.

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Anonymous

Removing the like/dislike function negates statmagazine analysis
Ical analysis.
The OP belongs in a teenage pop ma
gazine.
What’s going on?

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lyle

What’s going on with the comment function?

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Estella

That’s a qutik-wicted answer to a difficult question

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