Harry Styles had a three-month affair with a married 32-year-old woman after meeting her on the Key 103 radio show in Manchester last August, according to the Sunday Mirror newspaper. Harry, 17, enjoyed a fling with DJ Lucy Horobin which nearly ended her marriage, though he moved onto Caroline Flack soon after.

An insider close to Harry said, "Lucy was right up his street, exactly the type of girl, or woman, should I say, he is attracted to.She's sexy, confident and is doing well in her career. But he never wanted anything serious". A source close to Lucy's said, "He's adorable and Lucy had a lot of fun. But it was never anything serious. It was a mistake". Another source told the newspaper, "She wanted to make a real go of her marriage and decided the only way to do that was to confess about Harry. She was terrified of admitting what she had done". Horobin has already responded to the story, telling Twitter followers, "To clarify, I haven't said ANYTHING to any press, nor do I wish to. Thank you to those of you who have said kind words today. Xxx".

Meanwhile, Harry declined to speak about the allegations, and performed a sold out show in Dallas with One Direction on Sunday (June 24, 2012).