One Direction star Harry Styles had to be rescued by bodyguards outside his hotel in Norway on Tuesday (07May13), after an over-eager female fan ran past security and threw herself at the singer.

A barricade was put up outside the Holmenkollen Park Hotel in Oslo to keep the boyband's crowds of devotees at a distance as the What Makes You Beautiful hitmakers exited the building, but one excited fan managed to sneak past the security officials to get up close and personal with her pop idol.

Photos of the incident show guards moving in to help free a stunned Styles from the girl's grip, and the youngster was snapped beaming with delight as she was quickly escorted away from the venue.

The One Direction stars are currently in the midst of their Take Me Home world tour.