One Direction bag TV show
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 September 2011
One Direction have bagged their own TV show and will star in a one-off ITV1 programme in November, which will document their rise to fame since finishing third in 'The X Factor' last year
One Direction have bagged their own TV show.
The five-piece boyband - made up of Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles - will star in a one-off ITV1 programme in November, which will document their rise to fame since finishing third in 'The X Factor' last year.
Music mogul Simon Cowell convinced TV chiefs to agree to the show after the band bagged their first-ever UK number one with their debut single 'What Makes You Beautiful' on Sunday (18.09.11).
He said: "Wait until you see what happens to One Direction in the next couple of weeks. There's going to be an explosion happen here, the likes of which we haven't seen since Take That."
Meanwhile, the band have also teamed up with Nokia to create their first-ever fans' phone, which will come complete with One Direction wallpapers, ringtones, stickers, videos and interviews, and will be available to pre-order from September 19 at the Carphone Warehouse.
Liam said: "Our fans are always on their phones, so we thought this would be a great thing to do. It's the first time fans have had a chance to have a phone customised by their favourite band. We had a brilliant time creating all the ringtones and videos for the phones, especially the paint fight!"