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Sunday 1 March 2015

Harry Styles 'has a flutter'

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Musician Harry Styles of One Direction attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV)
Harry Styles

Harry Styles has been spotted gambling in Australia after One Direction lost a lot of money last year.

The 19-year-old singer was snapped by British newspaper The Mirror playing roulette with a tower of chips in the VIP area of Pearl Room casino in Perth, Australia, in the early hours of this morning.

One Direction are currently Down Under for a string of shows before moving on to New Zealand.

Harry is said to have a weak spot when it comes to the game and has shown its sentimental value to him in the form of a tattoo reading 17 Black on his left shoulder.

However Harry didn't stay in Pearl Room long, and was soon back at his hotel watching TV.

Keeping fans up to date on his viewing via Twitter the curly-haired star wrote: "Watching The Biggest Loser. This show is intense."

His actions come after the group lost "a lot of money" during the Australia stint of their Up All Night tour last year. All five members - also made up of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne - received serious words from their management after losing the money.

Speaking nearer the time, Niall admitted he and the boys didn't think of the consequences when they decided to splash their cash.

"Like most of the stupid things we do, it seemed like it was a good idea at the time," he recalled. We thought it was funny. We just thought, 'We're 18, this is the first time we've been able to spend a bit of money in weeks because we've been on the road.'"

He stopped after winning £100. This didn't mean his bandmates followed in his footsteps though and Niall kept quiet about the rest of the night.

"I'll have to say, 'No comment' about the others. Let's just say it got a bit ugly and a lot of money was lost. A lot," he added. "When management found out, we got a serious dressing-down."

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