Simon Cowell: ‘One Direction will do their final performance on The X Factor’

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One Direction

by Owen Tonks |

One Direction could come full circle this year – Simon Cowell wants the band to do their final performance before their break on the X Factor after finding fame on the show.

Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson are disbanding when their tour comes to an end in October and they are set to take a break from life as a group.

And after launching themselves as a fivesome on the X Factor in 2010, Simon wants them to perform on the grand finale of the show as a goodbye.

Simon told The Sun: “I would like their last performance before their break to be the X Factor final, 100 per cent. I think they will come on the final of X Factor this year.”

Meanwhile, the music boss has some reassuring words for 1D fans as he’s sure the boys will reunite when they feel refreshed after some time off.

He said: “We haven’t had a conversation with anyone to say it’s the end. I’ve known for months that they wanted to take 2016 off. Why would you walk away from this forever?

“They are such a great stadium band now. They are more than just a boyband, they are a real band. The new album is incredible. I’d be amazed if anyone walks away from this for good.”

Only time will tell...

GALLERY: All the things One Direction have had thrown at them


All the things One Direction have had thrown at them. Ouchie...

A shoe
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Harry Styles got hit right in the beanbag at a gig in Glasgow last year - and there's even a video clip of it happening. A fan threw her shoe at the stage and Hazza picked it up to admire it. Unhappily, though, its twin came whistling through the air and struck him in the gonads. You can see Harry drop to the floor in absolute shock while his bandmates try to keep the show going. HILARIOUS.

A glo-stick
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It's a wonder the 1D lads don't have permanently neon-splashed ankles with their audience members' predilection for throwing glo-sticks up on stage.

Harry's fist
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Yeah. Harry decided to give Liam Payne a friendly pat on the old scrote during a demonstration of his handstand skills. Mean Harry. Too mean.

Liam's microphone
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Don't worry - Liam got his own back at a different gig by thumping Hazza between the legs with his mic. Revenge: a dish best served both cold and very, very publicly.

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Maaaan - boybands get all the best freebies. We imagine 1D will NEVER experience the panic of laundry day where every single item of underwear is either buried deep in the washing basket or slowly rotating round and round in the machine, tantalisingly close yet with a 90-minute cycle still to go before you can be reunited with them. Just look at how many pairs of pants the boys get chucked at them on stage. So jel.

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You know how it is. You're at the best gig of your life, seeing the one band you've sworn everlasting love to just rocking out on stage. You need to remember this night for the rest of your time on this green Earth, so you root through your bag for something, anything, that might touch Harry's face. You pull out a banana. Nah - too mushy. Your phone? But then how will you let all your Twitter followers know what you're up to… Aha! Tampons! Of course - so sweetly wrapped, so small, yet big enough to make an impact.

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