Caroline Flack has opened up about her "unconventional" relationship with One Direction member Harry Styles.

The Xtra Factor presenter has revealed that the couple were never going to date on a long-term basis.

She told Glamour magazine of their relationship: "We weren't bothered and his family wasn't bothered. But the thing about unconventional relationships is that other people do seem to be bothered.

"I mean, look, it was just really fun to hang out… I don't think we were ever going to have a long-term future. It was fun and it was hurting nobody… [Breaking up] was fine. And now we're friends."

Flack, who is 14 years older than Styles, added that the age gap between them encouraged some unwanted attention.

She explained: "I think maybe I'm more aware of my age than ever before. People have made me aware of my age… I do think the word 'cougar' is quite funny.

"I was once offered something ridiculous, like a million pounds, to be the face of It's an American website where younger guys can find older women. When I checked out the site, I discovered that, at 31, I was actually technically too young to be a cougar."