Harry Styles sent ''disgusting'' texts to his friend's mum when he was 16.

The One Direction hunk wrote ''rude'' messages to his pal William's mother, former 'Blue Peter' presenter Yvette Fielding, from across the table when he and his mum Anna Cox joined the family for a meal three years ago, where the 44-year-old TV personality's husband Karl Beattie was present.

Speaking to the new issue of Woman magazine, Yvette revealed: ''Harry was sending me disgusting texts from across the table. I can't even repeat the words, they were so rude!''

However, Yvette wasn't too offended by Harry's flirting as she considers the 19-year-old lothario to be a ''joker''

Recalling the first time she met Harry when he was just 11 years old and living in Holmes Chapel in Cheshire, North West England, she said: ''The first time I met Harry, he did a sweeping bow and got down on his knees on the road. I thought, 'What a joker, we'll get on well.'

''When he came for tea, he loved pizza and chips. He called me his second mum and he and Will lived in each other's pockets.''

Yvette is also amused at Harry's eventful love life, describing the singer - who dated Taylor Swift and Caroline Flack - as a ''Romeo'' when it comes to wooing girls.

She added: ''He's a Romeo, he's very romantic. When there's a love interest, Harry will go all out to get the girl. He's totally obsessed.''

A spokesperson on behalf of Harry said: ''Harry has never sent any rude or inappropriate texts to Yvette Fielding.''