The army had to be called when Conor Maynard was mobbed by fans in France.

The 'Turn Around' hitmaker's arrival was greeted by so many female fans, station staff thought they were there as part of a protest and his security team had to call for back up.

He said: ''The first time I got properly mobbed, I was in France. There were more than 1,000 girls waiting for me at the station, but we hadn't warned the staff and they thought it was protest. The crowd just went crazy and the army had to be called.''

However, the 22-year-old singer still thought it was ''amazing'' when he found himself surrounded by fans for the first time.

He explained: ''It was a gradual thing. The first time I saw a big crowd was when I did the radio tour for the first single. They had to put barriers up outside, which was amazing.''

Despite his dedicated fan base, Conor insists he can still pop out for a pint of milk without getting too much hassle.

He told Top of the Pops magazine: ''I'm normally alright if I go to the local Sainsbury's, but it rarely happens that I don't get spotted. It's not so easy going to get a pink of milk when girls are chasing you!''