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Niall Horan picks Ellie Goulding in Ellen DeGeneres' 'Would You Rather?' game

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Could Niall Horan still hold a flame for his ex Ellie Goulding?

Horan stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday morning for a round of Would You Rather? featuring famous female celebrities, and his chosen winner was a familiar face for the ex-One Directioner.

“I’m going to try to find you the perfect girlfriend,” DeGeneres told Horan before launching into Would You Rather? with a tricky first decision: Rihanna versus Taylor Swift.

Not one to break bro code (his former band mate Harry Styles dated Swift several years ago), Horan went with Rihanna, and continued to choose her until Demi Moore showed up.

“All I can think of is Ghost,” he laughed as he picked Moore.

Eventually Ellie Goulding’s picture popped up, and Horan chose her over Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez, and Kendall Jenner, causing DeGeneres to officially declare her the winner.

If it feels like familiar territory, that’s because it is: Back in 2013, Horan and Goulding went on several dates, setting the rumor mill aflame. Of the relationship, she told Seventeen in March, “We went on a few dates, and it was really fun. He’s a really, really lovely guy.”

As Horan remains single, DeGeneres has some ideas as to who could be the inspiration behind his romantic new single “This Town.”

“It’s a song, I’m guessing, about me?” the host joked, as Horan played along.

“Who else would it be about?” he said.

Watch the full clip below.