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We're just pals . . . for now says Harry

ONE Direction's Harry Styles insists he is just "close friends" with Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack but refused to rule out a future romance, adding: "We'll see what happens."

Harry (17) failed to put an end to speculation about his relationship with the 32-year-old during a visit to a shopping centre in west London, to promote the band's debut album Up All Night.

After online criticism of the rumoured romance, Flack tweeted to say they were just good friends and she did not deserve the death threats which had been posted on the internet.

Styles said today: "We are friends. We hang out sometimes but that's about it for now. We'll see what happens."