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Sunday 12th July 2020

Has Niall Horan just let slip the sex of Cheryl and Liam's baby?

Former One Directioner spotted with gender-specific giftbox

Now, we're trying to not get carried away with Cheryl and Liam's 'baby' - because the couple still haven't confirmed they are expecting, for starters.

We couldn't help but get a little giddy, however, when we heard Liam's former band mate, Niall Horan, has been spotted in West Hollywood carrying a gorgeous-looking gift box for a newborn tot.

And what's got us even more excited is the fact the goods within - soft, cuddly stuff - are of a very definite colour.

You know the tradition... blue for a boy, pink for a girl, yellow or white if you're hedging your bets.

Niall's present was very definitely pink-hued!

Now, it's true that Niall could have been gifting anyone with the basket of loveliness - he's bound to have lots of friends, after all.

Cheryl isn’t hiding anything — especially not her bump.

But we're choosing to believe that this is a pressie for his pal Liam and his baby mamma Cheryl.

Which would mean...

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Oh, God, are they expecting a little girl?

The Irish star was spotted with the gift while out and about in West Hollywood, where he probably thought it was safe to sneak in a bit of secret present buying.

As the world and his dog now knows, Cheryl and Liam have reportedly only very recently confirmed to their nearest and dearest that they are expecting the pitter patter of tiny feet.

It's also been claimed that they will not be making any public statements about their impending parenthood.

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Cheryl looked glowing - and very obviously blooming - when she stepped out at a charity event with her beau last week.

A source told The Sun: “Cheryl isn’t hiding anything — especially not her bump.

“She is very excited because starting a family is something she’s always wanted.

“But she’s going to do things her way.

“She doesn’t want to speak publicly about it for a number of reasons, particularly due to some of the battles she has gone through in her personal life in recent years.

“There’s not going to be any sort of magazine deal for her family in the future.

“But, of course, she’s very happy."