Matt thinks it's a shame that the couple have broken up

X Factor 2010 winner Matt Cardle thinks Harry Styles and Caroline Flack should have stayed together.

The 28-year-old singer says Harry, 18, and Caroline, 32 – who split in January after 3 months together – made a hot couple and would have produced a beautiful child.

‘It’s a shame they’ve split as they would have had lovely babies,’ says Matt.

Caroline is a lovely-looking girl and from what I hear Harry is a pretty-looking boy.’

But Matt – who beat Harry‘s band One Direction to become winner of the reality show 2 years ago – doesn’t think the teen heartthrob should get too hung up on his ex.

He knows Harry can have his pick from thousands of girls.

‘Now he’s turned 18 I think he’ll be an absolute nightmare, but then I would be if I was in his position,’ Matt tells the Sunday Mirror.

‘If we went out on a night together he’d probably snatch up everything in sight.’

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