Harry Styles was said to be 'smitten' with Katie Smith - until he shot to One Direction fame

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One of the hardest things in life has got to be letting go of The One Who Got Away, right?

Emotions are cut short leaving that physical intensity seared in your brain along with that eternal ‘what if?’ wonder.

Then imagine your escapee is of One Direction fame.

And not even Niall Horan. Could perhaps just about handle that.

What if it was Harry Styles

Who’s dating conquests have been torturously mapped out in front of you – from cougar Caroline Flack to Taylor Swift – and then there’s the painful-and-way-beyond-enviable Cara Delevingne.

Whopper of an ouch.

But that’s the reality for upcoming The Voice contestant, Katie Smith.

According to sources, the singer set eyes on a before-famous Harry Styles in the 2010 X Factor boot camp auditions and became that gal to capture his gaze.

And apparently Harry was totally smitten with Katie – until she went tumbling out of the auditions and was forced to sit back and watch while her former flame flared into Godlike fame.

With armies of girls fighting for that very attention that she once claimed.

But Katie hasn’t just sat there wallowing while she watched her One getting away.

Now, she’s about to give single Hazza a taste of his own medicine when she appears on The Voice with her new boyfriend – also a curly-haired Harry. But one who plays the guitar too (ten extra sexy-man points).

Yup – the young lovebirds’ll cover Paolo Nutini’s Candy as they try to impress judges Jessie J, Tom Jones, Danny O’Donoghue and will.i.am in the live auditions.

There’s nothing quite like a bit’o jealousy to grab The One Who Got Away’s attention.

And after Harry’s string of failed high-profile relationships, maybe Katie’s girl-next-door charm will play with his urges even more.

Especially if he really was smitten and Katie’s about to shoot to her own personal fame.

Maybe they’ll even rekindle their romance.

Or maybe she’ll be Harry’s One Who Got Away…

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