Olly Murs has broken his silence on his Xtra Factor co-host Caroline Flack’s relationship with Harry Styles.
The presenter and singer admitted that the pair’s relationship – which has hit the headlines because of their 15-year age gap – is not yet “concrete”.
Olly told the Daily Star: “Nothing’s concrete. It’s all good.” He continued: “Everyone Tweets what they want but no-one knows the inside truth – that’s private. All this taking pictures and stuff is unfair.”
Olly also said he can see why One Direction singer Harry, 17, has turned 32-year-old Caroline’s head, adding: “Harry is a good looking lad and most girls in this country would want to snog him.”
News of the romance first emerged after Caroline and Harry were spotted sharing a snog several months ago, before being seen dining out in London.
Jealous One Direction fans took to social networking site Twitter to send Caroline hate messages and death threats – something which she has laughed off.
The TV presenter then gave an interview defending the age gap between her and Harry, telling Now: “Some people tend to see the negative immediately and that’s what I find really strange. If two people like each other and get on, why does anyone else find a negative in it?
“I know it’s human nature for everyone to gossip. But why say it’s bad? No one’s being hurt at all in anyway.
“It’s the age gap that’s the story. What’s hard for me to get my head around is people saying it’s disgusting. I don’t think it is.”
Despite the public criticisms of their relationship, things seem to be getting more serious between the couple. Harry has reportedly invited Caroline to meet his family over Christmas, and they are even said to be planning a romantic mini-break to either Paris or Rome, to allow them to “get to know each other without distractions” – or prying media.