If your son’s a star, do you need to go to such lengths?

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The mum of One Direction’s Harry Styles, Anne Cox, advertised her car on eBay using her status as the star’s ma to flog it.

She even posted pictures of her with her famous son and of him in the car – clearly in an attempt to sell it for more cash.

In her defence, the plan worked and she received a healthy bid of £6,000 for the otherwise unremarkable Mini Cooper.

But I have a question. When your beloved boy is part of one of the biggest boy bands on the planet and raking in money by the million, surely you don’t need to go to such lengths?

But, on the other hand, if the buyer (presumably a One Direction fan) was silly enough to be drawn in by such a weak link to Harry, then why the heck not?