Harry Styles goes back to school!

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18 Jun 2022, 23:44

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Sort of. It'll make sense when you read this.

Harry Styles has paid tribute to his first school teacher at a homecoming gig in Manchester.

The former One Direction singer asked the crowd if they could help him find one Mrs. Vernon, who taught him at Hermitage Primary School in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.

“I’d like to try and find someone in the audience,” Styles said on stage. “So, we’re going to get really quiet, and I’m going to see if I can locate this person, if you don’t mind helping me.”

“My first-ever school teacher is here tonight,” he continued. “Her name’s Mrs. Vernon, and I believe she is in the crowd. We’re going to try and find her. If Mrs. Vernon is here. Are you here?”

Styles eventually spotted his his former teacher and shouted “Mrs. Vernon!” before falling to his knees. “How are you?" he said. "I heard you’re retiring. I’d just like to thank you for everything in those formative years. Thank you so much. It means a lot to me that you’re here tonight.”

Mrs. Vernon later told BBC Radio Manchester, “It meant an awful lot.”

She continued; “As a teacher, you remember all of the children that you’ve taught, all of them are amazing in their own way. Harry obviously has gone on to mega, mega things – everybody at Hermitage is just so, so proud of him.”

She also said Styles was “a delight” to teach, adding: “He had a cheeky sparkle in his eye, he was a little bit of a tinker some of the time but he was a character so that’s for sure, we all remember him.”

Tinker? Sounds like a massive swot to us!

As we reported recently, Harry's third solo album, Harry’s House, is currently the fastest selling album of 2022 so far. We bet Mrs. Vernon bought more than one copy.