Private pictures of One Direction singer Harry Styles have been leaked online by a hacker.

Images of the 22-year-old started to appear on Twitter on Saturday (19Mar16) after his mum Anne's iCloud account was allegedly hacked by a fan.

Many of the shots also feature model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner, 20, who holidayed with the singer in St. Barts over Christmas, sparking reconciliation rumours at the time.

The couple had originally dated in 2013, and the pictures from the private account show a more intimate side to the pair than has ever been seen before.

A number of the 30 pictures revealed so far by the hacker show Kendall sitting with her legs across Harry's lap, holding a drink in one hand and draping her other arm around his shoulder as he rests his hands on her legs.

Another shows the pair in a bathroom, with Harry taking the shot through the mirror with a professional camera as Kendall smiles next to him, while a sequence of shots show Harry sitting topless on the side of a boat wearing white shorts and a sailor hat as he pulls a face.

There is also at least a dozen photographs of Harry with his beloved mother Anne, 48, while one shot shows him enjoying some family down time as he hugs his step-dad Robin.

In a shocking twist, the hacker, who goes by the Twitter handle @haarrystyles, is followed by the singer on the social media site, and also claims to have access to Harry’s as yet unheard solo music.

The user already seems aware of the potential consequences for leaking the images though, as they tweeted: “IF I GO TO JAIL I DID THIS FOR ALL THE HARRY STANS WHO DON’T GET S*** FROM HARRY (sic)”.

While fans of the singer have begun to turn on the hacker, they didn't show too much remorse, claiming they had even more photos they could share if they really wanted to.

"k im done leaking bc i want to keep the rest between me and my friends i have like 500 pics on my computer brb (sic)" they wrote alongside some smiley faces.

The hacker had previously had their original account blocked, but quickly set up another to carry on sharing the intimate photos.

“I got suspended but I remain unbothered,” they added.

A representative for Harry or his mum has yet to comment on the leaked photos.

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