ONE Direction have thanked their fans in a tear-jerking video showing some of their greatest moments as they celebrate their ten year anniversary.
The band have put together a five minute-long montage showing the group grow from a fresh-faced boyband to accomplished, chart-blazing, stadium-filling musicians.
Shared on their YouTube channel, fans can remember 10 years of their favourite band with the video montage of backstage moments and never seen before footage.
In addition to the greatest moments video, One Direction are also treating fans to newly updated HD videos and a livestream of their San Siro concert (from 28th July).
Dedicated to their loyal fans, the tribute film charts the band’s many successes and milestones over the years – with the boys revealing how grateful they are to the fans.
In scenes that are bound to make even the hardest of fans shed a tear or two, Niall, Harry, Liam, Zayn and Louis are seen laughing and joking during the boys’ glory years.
Sitting on a bed talking to the camera, Harry Styles, 26, admits they never feel like they can do enough to thank their fans properly.
At one point Niall Horan, 26, says: “We couldn’t be anything without the fans. They’re everything.”
“We have the most passionate fans in the world,” agrees Liam Payne, 26.
Dubbed “the biggest band in the world”, the film shows One Direction travelling to perform in Brisbane, Australia and getting ready for a gig in California.
It’s been a decade since Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, 28, and Zayn Malik, 27, were formed on The X Factor.
And although they didn’t win – they came third behind Rebecca Ferguson and winner Matt Cardle – the band is undoubtedly the most successful act ever to come out of the show.
On July 22, 2020, the world famous boy band excited fans by tweeting for the first time in two years.
In the tweet they promised a “big announcement” TODAY (July 23, 2020) to mark their ten-year anniversary.
A post shared on the group’s Twitter account for the first time since July 2018 teased: “Tomorrow! You and me got a whole lot of history #10YearsOf1D.”
But it’s unknown whether ex-member Zayn will ever make a return.
After becoming the biggest boyband on the planet, Zayn quit the group in 2015.
But in 2016 – with just four band members left after Zayn quit – One Direction revealed they would be going on a hiatus and the boys would be creating solo material.
They’ve all released their own music and been gigging around the world after leaving behind their former band members.
With over 31M subscribers, One Direction are in the world’s top 15 most-subscribed artists.
Despite being on hiatus since January 2016 they still amass an average of 3.4M views a day.