Francesca Allen’s rep has responded to claims that she once called Love Island host Caroline Flack a “dirty paedo” at Wireless festival seven years ago.
According to The Sun, the claims stemmed from an old tweet, which was posted by Francesca’s friend Paigey Banks back in 2012.
The tweet read: “Highligh of the dayyy seeing Caroline Flack and calling herrr a dirtyy pedo withhhh @francesca_allen hahaha.” [sic]
The tweet was posted shortly after Caroline had reportedly split from Harry Styles, who was 17 while she was 31.
After the tweet resurfaced, a rep for Francesca said: “This was a historic tweet that has not come from Francesca directly.”
“Francesca can’t reply as she is in the villa but she would be mortified if she was judged based on the actions of a 16-year-old friend.”
“She has a lot of respect for Caroline and is looking forward to meeting her.”
Caroline previously wrote about being called “paedophile” while she was dating the One Direction star in her autobiography, Storm In A C Cup.
She wrote: “It began to go wrong when Harry was pictured coming out of my house one morning. And once that was out, it was open season.
“After that, anyone could say anything. In the street people started shouting at me ‘paedophile’ and ‘pervert’.”
Defending their relationship, Caroline continued: “I’ve never felt I was much older than Harry. I still feel 18 and I probably act that way half the time.”
“Although it was just a bit of fun we decided it was best to keep it to ourselves as we were both working for Simon Cowell.”