SMITTEN telly star Caroline Flack has asked her One Direction toyboy Harry Styles to move in with her.
Styles, 17, told his bandmates the news of the 32-year-old’s shock offer on Friday night during BBC charity appeal Children In Need.
A source said: “Harry told the lads, and basically anyone within earshot, that Caroline has asked him to move in to her place.
“He seemed completely made up about it. He was grinning like he’d just won the lottery.”
The news will be a hammer blow to the teen pin-up’s hardcore fans who are still reeling after the couple were spotted enjoying a cosy meal together last week.
Some of them were so incensed that they bombarded the Xtra Factor host with death threats. The rumours of a romance – despite a 15-year age gap – first surfaced last month when it emerged that the couple had kissed on a night out.
Later, Harry wrote on Twitter: “Sometimes things happen and you suddenly get a whole new outlook on life.”
And his bandmate Louis Tomlinson, 19, stoked rumours by revealing: “Harry’s found the one now.”
The news also leaves the hopes of Xtra Factor presenter Caroline’s rock star ex Dave Danger in ruins.
According to pals, he was hoping to rekindle their three-year relationship, which ended in 2009.
Last night a friend of distraught Dave – former drummer with indie rock band The Holloways – said: “Caroline and Dave have been in constant contact since they split two years ago.
“They only split because their work schedules meant they hardly saw each other.
“But there was no doubt that they were still in love with each other. “Caroline was very open with the fact she had hoped for a reconciliation.
“Over the last few weeks, they’ve been spending more and more time together.
“But suddenly she completely cooled off and has left Dave hanging.
“It’s come at the same time as she was linked with Harry.
“At first Dave just laughed and thought the rumours about her kissing him were just a practical joke. Harry is just a kid.
“But as Caroline started to dodge dates and fail to return texts, he thinks she must be serious about this kid.
“He thinks she’s lost the plot.
“He wants to talk to her about her actions but she cut him dead.”