One Direction will make sure the first live show of this season’s X Factor kicks off with a bang as they are set to perform on the show.
In a bid to boost ratings, the UK’s hottest boy band are likely to be belting out their latest hit Live While We’re Young.
Harry, Niall, Zayn, Liam and Louis will be interviewed by Dermot O’Leary and act as extra mentors backstage, offering this year’s contestants some advice.
ITV bosses hope that the appearance of the boys, who rose to fame through the show in 2010, will encourage their legions of fans to tune into the show.
With the launch of Strictly Come Dancing coinciding with X Factor, an insider told The Mirror that ‘Strictly have got some big names, but nothing as big as One Direction’.
The boys are pictured meetings fans after their appearance on ITV’s Daybreak.