ACTOR James Corden, the new host of a top American TV chat show, has organised for a pencil to be urgently shipped from Bolton to Los Angeles to present to One Direction star Harry Styles. Here's why...

HE is the One Direction heartthrob who sings about Little Things.

And last night, floppy-haired singer Harry Styles was set to come face-to-face with a teeny tiny version of himself on James Corden’s new American talk show, the Late Late Show.

Renowned miniature sculpture artist Hedley Wiggan painstakingly carved a model of the 21-year-old into the tip of a pencil and his work caught the eye of producers of the The Late Late Show with James Corden.

On Wednesday afternoon, a FedEx courier arrived at Mr Wiggan’s home in Tonge Moor Road to whisk the delicate package away to Los Angeles in time for last night’s show.

The father-of-one said: “It’s been a little stressful.

“I got an e-mail about three days ago saying ‘how fast can you get it to LA?’.

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“It seemed a bit weird, I couldn’t get my head round it. I’ve sent the Harry Styles one, and I’m working on the rest of the band, but I’ve been so busy trying to juggle stuff around I’ve not had time.”

Bosses have insured the micro-sculpture for £1,000 and paid more than £100 for its trip to the US for the show, which will feature the band’s first interview since Zayn Malik quit in March.

Mr Wiggan, aged 49, said: “It’s on loan and they said they will look after it.

“Hopefully Harry will hold it or they will show him the sculpture.

“If he does that, it will be fantastic."

“It will be a good thing for my portfolio.”

He created the tiny masterpiece about 18 months ago, spending three weeks meticulously engraving into the pencil’s lead point using handmade tools such as pins, drill bits, cocktail sticks and a microscope.

The talented artist was recently commissioned by make-up brand Mac Cosmetics for a project to be displayed at Heathrow Airport.

He created a range of sculptures of landmarks out of lipsticks, including the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Shanghai Tower.

He said: “It was really difficult.

“Lipstick is a different material altogether. I had to stick them in the fridge and had 10 minutes sculpting time."

“I got some cheaper ones to practise on and I could tell the difference between cheap and expensive lipsticks.”

Other pencil sculptures created by Mr Wiggan include a pregnant Kate Middleton and all four of The Beatles, and he also currently has a pencil sculpture exhibition showing in Paris until May 27, with creations including acrobats and Napoleon.