Perrie Edwards has been urged by friends to dump Zayn Malik amid claims he has cheated on her.

The Little Mix singer is said to be ''shocked'' after an Australian waitress, Courtney 'CJ' Webb, alleged she slept with the 20-year-old star at his £2.2 million mansion in London last week while Perrie was on tour with the girl band, and as a result her friends have told her to find a man who treats her with ''respect''.

A friend close to the 19-year-old star told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''She's shocked by what this woman said and doesn't know what to think. Her head's all over the place.

''Her friends have been telling her that he's a rat who will never change his ways. They've been saying that she's gorgeous and successful, and should find a man who will treat her with the respect she deserves.''

Following the allegations, Zayn flew back to the UK yesterday (27.01.13) after spending the weekend in France - where he had been at the NRJ Awards in Cannes with his bandmates - for showdown talks with Perrie.

The One Direction star headed straight to a hotel in Nottingham - where Perrie is staying with her fellow Little Mix singers ahead of a gig in the city tonight (28.01.13) - and while the couple are said to have emerged from the hotel looking ''extremely tense'', insiders believe she will forgive Zayn.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Perrie's still deeply in love with Zayn. She's very unlikely to end the relationship after this episode.

''The fact that they are physically together speaks volumes.

''It looks like she's willing to give him a second chance.

''Her friends and bandmates know she's head-over-heels in love with him. But she'll certainly be keeping a closer eye on him after this incident.''

CJ claimed yesterday Zayn told her she looked ''really beautiful'' after taking her back to his mansion, and then boasted he could do whatever he wanted because Perrie was on tour.

She said: ''As we came back into the house Zayn cornered me, looked me in the eyes and said, 'You're really beautiful. Wow!' I was taken aback.''

When CJ asked him about Perrie, he simply replied, '' 'Don't worry about her, she's on tour. I can do what I like,' '' before proceeding to move to the bedroom.