Perrie Edwards thinks her boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ''sexy''.

The 23-year-old singer has been dating the Arsenal soccer star since late last year and despite efforts to keep their burgeoning romance low-key for the first few months, Perrie has been gushing about her beau in a new interview.

In a clip of the interview posted on the missperrieeele Instagram account, Perrie says: ''I have a boyfriend. His name is Alex, he plays for Arsenal. He's very cute, and hot, and sexy.''

Previously, it was suggested Perrie had made a conscious decision to keep her relationship with the England international away from the spotlight because she didn't wish to be seen as a ''stereotypical'' soccer star's girlfriend.

A source said previously: ''Perrie wants to keep her love life private and also doesn't want to be regarded as a stereotypical football WAG.

''It's early days and they're still getting to know each other so it's unlikely her stance will change.

''Alex fully supports her as he too wants to be known as a footballer, not dating a pop star.''

Alex is Perrie's first serious love interest since her split from former One Direction star Zayn Malik in 2015.

And while Alex, 23, remains focused on soccer, Perrie is helping him to pursue his ambition of becoming a DJ.

A source recently said: ''Ox has a big passion for music and DJing has become one of his hobbies.

''He has decks and often picks tunes for the Arsenal dressing room.

''Perrie is encouraging it as their love of music is one of the main things they have in common.

''She has loads of friends in the industry who can help him out, including producers and other DJs, so she's told him she'll put him in touch.

''He's not planning to be the next Calvin Harris, his priority is football, but he does love DJing and wants to see where it can go.''