One Direction with Anna Crotti
An Australian receptionist has revealed how she was forced to cancel a date with One Direction’s Zayn Malik, after fans bombarded her with malicious messages.

According to the Daily Star, Nova radio network employee, Anna Crotti (20) met the British boy band, when they came to the station for an interview on Wednesday morning.

On air Lead singer Harry Styles commented that brunette Anna had "beautiful eyes", his bandmates Zayn Malik and Niall Horan both agreed.

She gave her number to one of their minders and was delighted when Malik asked her out on a date.

"A security guard came up to me. I thought I was in trouble but he said, 'The lads want your number.' I got a text later saying hello. I asked who it was and it was Zayn.

"We were communicating (via text) throughout the whole day pretty much and he asked if I would like to catch up for drinks. I said I was free a bit later."

However the pretty brunette admitted she later called off their date when eager fans tracked her down on Facebook and sent her spiteful messages.

"By the end of the day, it got a bit too scary. Random girls were abusing me on Facebook. Girls were calling the radio station and giving me s**t. Mothers even called me in tears, demanding to know if I knew where One Direction were because their daughters wanted to meet them.

"I didn't even want to walk home. It was so intense. I message Zayn and said, 'Maybe it's not a good idea we meet up.' It was just a bit too full on."