Caroline was shocked at some of the abuse she was sent on Twitter

Caroline Flack has opened up about the vicious hate mail she received from Twitter bullies when she was dating One Direction singer Harry Styles earlier this year.

Some 1D fans were so furious with the Xtra Factor presenter for romancing Harry, 18, that they told her they wanted her dead.

‘The best one I got said: “F*ck you, I can’t believe you’re going out with my boyfriend, I hope you get eaten by an angry elephant,’ says Caroline, 32.

‘An angry elephant? You’ve just got to think, these people are in front of their computers and probably don’t think you even see it half the time.’

Other girls who’ve been linked to the 1D boys – including Zayn Malik‘s girlfriend Perrie Edwards – have shut down their Twitter pages because of the nasty messages they’ve been sent.

But Caroline is adamant that the online bullies won’t put her off using social networking websites.

‘I’m not coming off Twitter. I use it for having a bit of a laugh and have got the loveliest followers,’ Caroline tells Fabulous.

‘A lot of them are One Direction fans. So it’s not all One Direction fans who’ve, y’know… it’s a minority.’

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