One Direction star Harry Styles had quite the birthday on Friday. The young singer turned 19 and he celebrated with a lap dance from a stripper, while at the Alibi nightclub in east London.

"I was in stitches, it was really funny," Styles told The Sun, "We had a great night. Grimmy [BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw] said I had to sit there because he was bringing a cake. He started telling everyone to be quiet but I could see the cake in the kitchen and the candles weren't lit, so I was like, 'What's going on?' Then Grimmy said, 'Someone in here is under-age' and I saw a police hat bobbing through the crowd. I was like, 'Oh no!"

"The stripper didn't really say anything, she just began her routine," he added, "I have never seen my manager run so quick to cover the CCTV cameras but the pictures got out anyway."

"She stripped down to her underwear but unfortunately there was a no-nudity policy in the bar. She didn't handcuff me but the funniest part was that when she finished she said, 'I'm really sorry I couldn't find my truncheon so I had to bring my nunchucks'. That was a bit weird. Then a guy in our group came up and said, 'I went to college with her!'" Styles detailed.

Along with Grimshaw, other friends who accompanied the singer included TV presenter Miquita Oliver, Pixie Geldof, and band mate Niall Horan. Styles previously celebrated his birthday with James Corden, Grimshaw and former girlfriend Caroline Flack, at the Groucho Club.

Styles is presently focusing on his band's forthcoming world tour - Take Me Home - which kicks off at the end of this month.

"We have to knuckle down and work hard, make sure we get everything ready so it's a good show," he said, "I want to focus on that, not chasing girls."