Harry Styles: "I Didn't Dump Caroline, It Was Mutual"
The One Direction singer has slammed reports saying he ditched Flack...
National Television Awardsearlier this week, was also said to be 'surprised' by the One Thing singer's decision to call time on their relationship.
A source told the tabloid: "It was never going to work and Harry knew that. The split happened very quickly after Harry made the decision to call it a day.
"He spoke to Caroline and explained that he thought it was best they break up. They've been spending a lot of time together so it's a blow to Caroline, who was serious about the relationship.
"After their romance became public it put a lot of pressure on young Harry. He'll be spending a lot of time in the US with the band this year so knows it will be hard to keep things on track."
The source added: "It's an amicable split and they've decided to stay friends. Even since Harry ended it they've been talking on the phone."
Insiders are also thought to have told the newspaper that 1D advisers believed that the age difference between Styles and Flack could damage The X Factor group's squeaky-clean image.
Despite these reports, Harry has taken to Twitter to explain what happened between himself and The Xtra Factor presenter - insisting that he never ended things with her.
The 17-year old tweeted: "Please know I didn't 'dump' caroline. This was a mutual decision. She is one of the kindest, sweetest people I know. Please respect that."