By SARAH BULL
Is this a naked picture of Harry Styles? A photo purporting to be of the One Direction singer nude has been leaked online
He's got millions of female fans worldwide thanks to his role in X Factor boyband One Direction.
So it comes as little surprise that a naked shot purporting to be of Harry Styles set the internet alight earlier this week.
Fans took to Twitter in their thousands to comment on the picture, which appears to show Harry, who is dating Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack, nude.
Spot the difference: It is claimed that the necklace in the naked picture is the same one Harry usually wears
However, it can't be confirmed that it is the teenage singer as a flash from the camera is obscuring the man's face.
But what can be seen is a head full of curly brown hair, Harry's trademark, and a silver dog tag similar to the one usually sported by the heartthrob.
In the frame, the man is seen standing in a bathroom, which bears a resemblance to the bathroom in the X Factor house when One Direction were contestants on the show, posing in a mirror.
Teenage heartthrob: Harry (centre) is currently on tour with his band One Direction
A shower can be seen behind him, although the water isn't on, and the man is seen with his underpants pulled down, displaying his private parts to the camera.
And One Direction fans are split as to whether or not the photo is real or whether it has been photoshopped.
While Harry has yet to comment on the reports that the picture is of him, he has spoken in the past of his love of being naked.
He said in a recent interview: 'I just like to be free.
'Being naked makes me feel alive - we should all do it.'
One Direction are currently on a tour of the UK.
Boys' day out: Yesterday, the boys hired an iconic Volkswagen campervan for a day's filming in a village near Anglesey, in North Wales
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
By SARAH BULL