Rita Ora and Liam Payne have been in the studio working on a collaboration.

The 'Anywhere' hitmaker and the 24-year-old hunk got straight to work on Monday (13.11.17), just a day after the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) - which Rita hosted - with the news surfacing after songwriter Andrew Watt shared a selfie of the pair on his Instagram account.

Little else is known about the music they are making, however, Rita has her follow-up to 2012 debut 'Ora' set for release next year, whilst Liam is also working towards his debut solo LP.

Liam's girlfriend Cheryl Tweedy - with whom he has seven-month-old son Bear - will be envying the 'Bedroom Floor' hitmaker working with the 'Lonely Together' singer as in 2015, when they were both judges on 'The X Factor', the former Girls Aloud star said she'd love to jump into the studio with Rita.

At the time, she said: ''I miss working with the girls in the band, so would love to work with Rita now on something. I know it'd be great. She's so funny.''

Meanwhile, Rita recently revealed her new record has been inspired by her ex-boyfriends.

The 26-year-old star has dated the likes of Calvin Harris, Rob Kardashian and James Arthur over the years, and admitted some of the lyrics for her second studio album were thought up based on conversations with former flames.

She said: ''The album is inspired by a few. There are little spurts of inspiration from conversations I've had with exes or boyfriends at the time.

''It's like a new chapter because, to be honest, everything with my music was way more impactful for me than any relationship.

''There was that pure frustration and passion that's really the core of this record.''

Rita has given a sneak preview to her pal Ed Sheeran, who wrote one of the tunes on the record, 'You Song', and he is said to be a big fan of the album.

She added:''I have a huge girl anthem with some incredible females on there.

''I haven't told anybody what yet but this rap feature is so exciting for me because I love this person.

''This song that I'm really excited about, Ed Sheeran loves as well. I've played loads to Ed. I really trust his opinion.''