Pop sensation Rihanna has fallen for a former British Olympic boxing hopeful.

The We Found Love singer, 23, was said to be “flirting outrageously” with Dudley O’Shaughnessy, who she hand-picked to be in her new video for the song.

Rihanna has been in Northern Ireland filming the video for We Found Love, which also features Calvin Harris.

A source who was at the shoot said: "Rihanna was making no secret that she fancied the pants off Dudley. They hit it off straight away.

"She had seen his modelling shots and other pictures when he was a boxer.

"Rihanna took every opportunity to get close to him and at one point she was sitting in his lap during a break from filming.

"She's very tactile anyway, but this was something else."

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A 21-year-old from Canning Town, East London, O’Shaughnessy was spotted by a model scout at a Tube station two years ago.

He is signed to Next Model Management – the same agency as Alexa Chung and Alice Dellal.

Before that, boxing was his thing, and the 6ft light-middleweight was a hopeful for the Team GB at the 2012 Olympics.

The source added: "Dudley was giggling like a schoolboy when she had to shoot a scene in a see-through top.

"She was teasing him with a peek at her cleavage and winking at him.

"Dudley can't believe his luck. Rihanna's girlfriends are teasing her, singing songs about her romance."