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Boy band fans the world over lit Twitter up Wednesday night as details leaked that former One Direction member Harry Styles had covered Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” during a taping for BBC in Manchester, England. BBC host Nick Grimshaw took to Instagram to confirm that the taping did, indeed, take place, although the image he posted only included a backlit drum kit with no Harry in sight.

had a mega few days up in Manchester filming Harry Styles At The BBC coming to BBC One in the autumn 👍🏼👀

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“Had a mega few days up in Manchester filming ‘Harry Styles at the BBC,’ coming to BBC One in the autumn,” the DJ wrote, accompanied by a few emojis.

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It was fans who actually ignited the speculation surrounding Harry’s cover of “Girl Crush,” setting off a firestorm of comments as teens everywhere immediately started fantasizing about what it would sound like to have Harry crooning the soulful ballad. They’re already begging the pop star to release a studio version of Little Big Town’s massive hit.

One fan even went so far as to tweet, “He loves Chris Stapleton. He covers Little Big Town’s ‘Girl Crush.’ He invites Kacey Musgraves on tour. @Harry_Styles Country crossover?”

Fan twitter account @OneDirectionNDA, confirmed the TV taping as well, adding that Harry’s BBC set, presumably featuring his “Girl Crush” cover, will air in November.

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It seems Harry met the quartet behind the No. 1 smash back in 2015, and they posted this photo of their meeting on Twitter at the time. And they have one other thing in common. Harry’s ex, Taylor Swift, penned the award-winning vocal group’s most recent chart-topper, “Better Man.”

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Lindsay Williams is a freelance writer based in Nashville, where she’s spent more than a decade writing about music. A graduate of Samford University, her work has been published in a variety of regional and national media outlets.
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