Caroline Flack leads congratulations on Twitter as One Direction make history

'HUGE news!' Caroline Flack leads the congratulations as One Direction make history as first UK group to top US album charts with debut record

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18:24 GMT, 21 March 2012

They ended their relationship earlier this year with an 'amicable' break-up.

And now Caroline Flack has shown she is still friends with ex Harry Styles, by congratulating him and band One Direction for making history by becoming the first UK group to top the US album charts with their debut album.

Caroline wrote on her Twitter page today: 'Incredible news for One D!!!! HUGE news x'

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Spice boys! Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson have been on a promotional tour in the U.S

Spice boys! Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson have been on a promotional tour in the U.S

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'HUGE news!' Harry's ex Caroline Flack was quick to offer the band congratulations for their success

'HUGE news!' Harry's ex Caroline Flack was quick to offer the band congratulations for their success

As they were: Caroline and Harry last year before their split

As they were: Caroline and Harry last year before their split

And she wasn't the only one to comment on the group's massive Stateside success on the micro-blogging site.

Simon Cowell, who signed One
Direction to his Syco Music record label last year, tweeted this
morning: 'I couldn’t be happier for @onedirection, it is an incredible
achievement. They deserve it. They have the best fans in the world.'

While Olly Murs wrote: 'WELL DONEEEEE!! @onedirection #1 with Debut Album in US Billboard
Charts!! 1st Ever Uk Band to do it!! That's amazing stuff lads!! Ledge!!'

It was announced yesterday that One Direction had debuted at No.1 on the BillBoard chart with their album Up All Night.

The previous highest entry for a UK
group’s first album was number six – when the Spice Girls entered the
charts with their album Spice in 1997.

But, speaking on Daybreak this morning, Liam Payne admitted the group are still reeling from the news.

He said: 'Everything
has happened so quickly it’s little bit of a shock to be honest with
you. We didn’t expect to be over here, even release an album let alone
be the first to debut at number one ever – I don’t think it’s quite hit
home yet really – it’s quite strange.'

Leggy lady! Caroline stuck to her wardrobe staple of tiny shorts at the RTS Programme Awards 2012 last night

Leggy lady! Caroline stuck to her wardrobe staple of tiny shorts at the RTS Programme Awards 2012 last night, before changing into a denim miniskirt to enjoy the sunshine today

Leggy lady! Caroline stuck to her wardrobe staple of tiny shorts at the RTS Programme Awards 2012 last night, before changing into a denim miniskirt to enjoy the sunshine today

Liam added: 'It’s just really surreal
to think you were one of those five lucky people chosen on that day.
Anybody could have made the band out of the boy’s category that day and
to know that you’re in a band that has achieved so much in the past 18
months is incredible.

'It’s crazy, but we’re all so naive
to the music industry that we don’t really understand these things!

'And
getting number ones and how many you have sold and people tell you all
these stats and tell you they are great but you kind of just smile
because you don’t really understand it that much so you just kind of go
with it I suppose!'

Cheeky: Harry Styles tips his hat as the band make it big in the USA hitting the top spot in the album charts

Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson from the band One Direction pictured at Q102 iHeart

Cheeky: Harry Styles tips his hat as the band make it big in the USA hitting the top spot in the album charts

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Proud: Simon Cowell also tweeted his happiness after One Direction topped the US album charts

Proud: Simon Cowell also tweeted his happiness after One Direction topped the US album charts

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Excitement: Olly Murs, who also found success on The X Factor, tweeted his congratulations

Excitement: Olly Murs, who also found success on The X Factor, tweeted his congratulations

We did it! the boys posted a thank you picture on their Facebook page today

We did it! the boys posted a thank you picture on their Facebook page today

The teen pop sensations recently
enjoyed a jam-packed promotional tour across America and caused
pandemonium wherever they went it seemed.

The group also performed on the Today
show two weeks ago in front of thousands of excited fans who had
gathered to catch a glimpse of the group.

As well as performing a ten date tour it was recently announced that the group have bagged their own Nickelodeon show.

Big hit Stateside: Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson have made history with their album Up All Night

Big hit Stateside: Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson have made history with their album Up All Night

Heart throbs: The boys were met by thousands of fans when they performed on The Today Show earlier this month

Heartthrobs: The boys were met by thousands of fans when they performed on The Today Show earlier this month

On Saturday Harry made a shameless
attempt to get Kim Kardashian's attention by turning up to a radio
interview in the U.S. holding a massive posted of her in a bikini.

Reaching out: Harry made a shameless attempt to get a date with Kim Kardashian

Reaching out: Harry made a shameless attempt to get a date with Kim Kardashian

On it, he's attached a post-it note, with a message for the 31-year-old that said: 'Call me… Maybe'

Harry seems to have a penchant for
dating older women, following his three-month fling with The Xtra Factor
host, Caroline Flack, 32.

He
had used a similar technique to woo her – posing with a sign that read:
'To Flackster! Never too old… Let's make it happen!! Lots of love,
Harry S.'

Harry was with the rest of One
Direction at the Q102 radio station in Pennsylvania last week as they
continue their U.S. promotional blitz.

Harry's offer comes after it was revealed on Sunday that Niall Horan had been tweeting her sister Khloe.

He invited the 27-year-old along to an upcoming fan event with the band in Dallas, Texas, where she lives.

The
blonde pop singer wrote to the reality star: ‘Hey khloe, we are coming
to dallas next week for a fan event performing and stuff ! you and lemar
should come along!’

Meanwhile Nickelodeon confirmed via their Twitter account that the X Factor finalists were in the process of working with them.

They
said: 'The rumors are true, our live-action slate does include a
development project for One Direction. Welcome to the family!'

The
deal with Nickelodeon could prove to be lucrative for the lads as the
show would be broadcast across the whole of America and would ultimately
increase their exposure.

Man's best friend: Cowell's fellow BGT judge David Walliams today shared a picture of the music mogul getting an affectionate greeting from a dog

Man's best friend: Cowell's fellow BGT judge David Walliams today shared a picture of the music mogul getting an affectionate greeting from a dog

VIDEO: Liam told Daybreak the feat hasn't “quite “hit home”

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