One Direction were X Factor finalists back in 2010, the glory days of the show everyone is so keen to recreate. Their mentor Simon Cowell is back on the judging panel, but these boys aren’t here to sing for survival anymore. Oh, no. Tonight the five-piece band returned as “the biggest band on the planet” to sing as a guest act once again alongside smash-hit star Sam Smith.
The 1D fans are dedicated, loud and proud. Here’s what they had to say on Twitter…
First up, they do need to remind ol’ Derms that there’s five of them, with the host saying the “four boys” would be on the show tonight.
Awkward just about covers it
Anyway, back to the five boys, there was a little bit of excitment
Not too much
Ok, so the performance was pre-recorded
But that doesn’t stop the fans
In fact, the fans have a lot to celebrate tonight
What do you reckon guys?
There were nerves…
There were warnings
This certainly would have made waves
The reactions came quickly
A lot of love for track Steal My Girl
More and more
In fact, it’s hard to keep up
Go 1D fans