Caroline Flack has received a number of death threats on twitter from Harry Styles' fans after it was revealed they have been dating.
Caroline Flack has received death threats from Harry Styles' fans after their dates were revealed.
The 'Xtra Factor' presenter and the One Direction heartthrob have recently started dating despite a 15-year age gap but a group of fans of 17-year-old Harry - calling themselves 'Directioners' - have posted a string of hateful messages to Caroline on twitter.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Twitter just went mad. People have been saying really horrible things. Caroline's really shaken and upset."
One message said: "If caroline flack flirts with my boyfriend (Harry) I will personally hunt her down and shoot her. (sic)"
More messages included: "I want to kill you Caroline Flack, Harry is mine B***h" and Caroline Flack is 32. She should be settling and ready to have kids not dating them. (sic)"
One user - who has since deleted their account - simply wrote "@carolineflack1 DIE"
Caroline took to her own page on the micro-blogging site to address One Direction fans, saying: "AROLINE rote "@carolineflack1 DIE"]
plu is mine B***h" and I will personally hunt her down and shoot her. (sic)" upset."
"Hi one direction fans! To clarify. I'm close friends with harry. He's one of the nicest people I know. I don't deserve death threats. :) x (sic)"
Meanwhile, Harry has reportedly been trying to comfort Caroline, 32, following the barrage of hate she has experienced.
A source said: "He feels awful, He's trying to convince her it'll blow over."