One Direction 2013: Harry Styles’ proud granddad Brian Selley says fame “hasn’t changed Harry one bit!”
It’s been revealed today that One Direction star Harry Styles arranged for his granddad Brian Selley to have seats in a special VIP box for the band’s recent live concert in London’s O2 Arena…
And 77 year old Brian has told the Daily Mirror that he could’ve burst with pride as he watched his grandson perform live for the very first time.
Brian also revealed that fame hasn’t gone to Harry’s head, saying “He hasn’t changed a bit.”
He added, “It was so lovely having Harry come over to me before the concert.
“I’m very proud of him. Harry hasn’t changed at all. He’s still the same.
“He always has a smile on his face and is very loving and caring. We’re all lucky to have him.
“To me he’s just loveable Harry. I don’t think of him as this well-known pop star like everyone else.
“I remember picking him up and telling him to be brave after he’d fallen over and scraped his knee. To see how well he’s done is wonderful.”
Brian – who’s pictured left with Harry in an image from Fanpop – added, “I don’t mind what he does so long as he’s happy.”
He continued, “Harry is a wonderful performer. I was so ¬impressed seeing him live for the first time. It was absolutely brilliant.
“The boys were fantastic and I couldn’t have been more proud.
“I remember Beatlemania when I was younger and it was very much like that. The girls were screaming so loud – it was deafening.
“My daughter Anne [Harry’s mum] was concerned before the concert that the noise would be too loud for me but I would really like to go again.”
Next, on the subject of headlines about Harry, Brian said, “I don’t like to read all the nonsense about him.
“A lot of it is rubbish – he’s just a young man enjoying himself.
“The young people at church know more about it all than I do. They always want to know the latest when they see me on a Sunday.
“It’s the first thing they ask me – I think they’re hoping he’ll come with me one Sunday.”
And finally, Brian said, “Harry’s so busy it’s difficult for him to find time to come and see me. He likes to phone instead.
“It’s also hard for me to get around because I have Parkinson’s and it’s such an effort to get me out and about.
“Anne arranged for Harry’s uncle to pick me up and drive me to the O2.
“It was wonderful. I don’t think I’ve smiled that much in a long time.”
Aww how lovely! Here’s a reminder of 1D in concert at the O2…