Credit: Juan Naharro Gimenez / Getty Photo: One Direction

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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Credit: IdolxMuzic on YouTube Photo: Watch One Direction Sing "Little Things" on The X Factor Live Results Show November 8, 2012 (VIDEO)