It's a special date for Harry

It’s been four years since Harry Styles first auditioned for The X Factor.

The One Direction singer’s mum Anne Twist took to Twitter this morning to mark the occasion and tell fans how proud she is of her 20-year-old son.

‘Happy Anniversary @Harry_Styles Four years ago today you took the first step toward your dream and turned it into your reality. Ly xxx,’ Tweeted Anne.

Anne was watching Harry from backstage when he performed Isn’t She Lovely for judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh.

The pretty brunette – who’s also mother to Harry‘s older sister Gemma – has been very supportive of 1D‘s rise to fame and often Tweets about how happy she is for them.

So she was a little miffed when a Directioner mistakenly told her she’d got Harry‘s audition date wrong.

‘his audition date was a couple of weeks ago though,’ Tweeted the fan.

Anne replied: ‘errr … no it wasn’t. Today’s the day.’

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