Harry Styles, the former One Direction singer, chaired a game of bingo at a Warrington care home, and while there seemed to be initial confusion as to who he was, he won them over with his charm as a bingo-caller.
As part of a BBC special with his pal, Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, the 23-year-old spent half-a-day at St Oswald’s House in November, and made quite an impression on the residents, with one lady saying “I thought he was rather dishy” and a male resident commenting, “that lad made a big difference to me today.”
Ria Percival, home manager, said: “It was a bit chaotic, but it was a great experience for all the residents and staff that took part. They thoroughly enjoyed the day and Harry and Nick’s company.”
As Harry walked into the room to an introduction from the home’s activities co-ordinator, he was met with a loud ‘Who are you?’ He then showcased the bingo prizes, which ranged from handkerchiefs to boxes of chocolates, and a copy of his debut album.
Taking on the role of bingo-caller, it seemed there were no Harry Styles fans in the room, as the bingo winners opted for a box of chocolate and shower gel and shunned his debut album.
A spokeswoman from the home said: “The residents and team from brighterkind’s St Oswalds House Care Home in Warrington had a wonderful afternoon playing bingo and doing armchair exercise with Harry and Nick. The residents described them both as ‘very nice boys’ and hadn’t a clue who they were. It just goes to show that it’s nice to be important but more important to be nice!
“Our residents were keen to be involved and thoroughly enjoyed watching the programme when it aired.
“The residents and team organised an ‘Oscar’ evening to watch and celebrate their part in the programme. They went to bed smiling and giggling after seeing the piece about St Oswalds.”
‘Harry Styles At The BBC’ was a one-off special that showed the star performing a number of tracks from his debut self-titled solo album.
In addition to performing, Harry also sits down with host Nick Grimshaw and talks about his career and life to date, being a solo artist and the start of his acting career. The hour-long show aired on BBC One.
Article credited to By: Melissa McAlees