Caroline Flack was said to have moved on to the reality TV star

Caroline Flack has dismissed rumours she swapped numbers with TOWIE star Joey Essex at the National Television Awards last week.

The Xtra Factor host, whose ex-boyfriend Harry Styles confirmed they’d split on Friday, was said to have got chatting to Joey at the star-studded event in London’s O2.

‘I didn’t even see Joey Essex at the NTAs. So there is no story,’ Tweeted Caroline, 32.

‘I know

my situation has made me an easy target but no more please..’

And 21-year-old Joey was also quick to rubbish the reports.

‘Just to let everyone know there is nothing going on between me and Caroline Flack and we didn’t see each other at the NTA’s,’ Tweeted Joey.

Caroline and One Direction star Harry, 17, dated for 3 months before ‘mutually’ agreeing to break up.

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