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The X Factor

Is One Direction British? You Asked, We Answered!

This is a good question, dear X Factor fans, because it is very easily answered! So is boy band One Direction British?

Let's start with this: One Direction got its start on Season 7 of The X Factor UK in 2010, though they did not win (they placed third). If their origin doesn't give you a clue as to whether they are British or not, here's a breakdown of the five band members and what countries they were born in:

  • Niall Horan - Ireland
  • Zayn Malik - England
  • Liam Payne - England
  • Harry Styles - England
  • Louis Tomlinson - England

Thanks to the information above from Wikipedia, we can safely say that 1D is mostly British, but technically they are British-Irish. There, you have your answer now you can finally sleep at night!

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11.18.2012 / 05:21 AM EDT by Chako Suzuki
Related: The X Factor, One Direction, The X Factor UK

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