One Direction have relived their early X Factor days in a new YouTube promo, for the upcoming series of the talent show that made their name.

In the video, we see One Direction talk about their impressive career so far, in between small clips of them auditioning for the X Factor.

The clip starts with Harry Styles telling us: “The last four years have been absolutely incredible.”

As he says that, we see some quick glimpses of the huge sold out arenas the band have performed in.

Niall adds: “But it might have never happened if we didn’t turn up and given our X Factor audition a go.”

Finally, Liam says: “Why don’t you give it a go too? There’s X Factor auditions all over the country in the coming months.”

He finishes: “Good luck!”

Check out the video below:

Now, we obviously had to closely watch the video and pick out the cutest moment, and as with anything One Direction related, it was a tough choice…

The winner? Zayn doing the… erm… lip thing! We LOVE it!


One Direction aren’t the first stars to appear on the X Factor UK YouTube channel, recording a promo for the upcoming audition stages.

1D’s mate Olly Murs has done one, as have fellow boyband Union J and the show’s 2005 winner Shayne Ward.

The X Factor returns as usual later this year, and features the comeback of popular judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole, who haven’t appeared on the show since One Direction’s year 2010.

Last week, it was revealed that Simon had lowered the show’s age limit to 14 years old, in the hope of finding a “another One Direction or Cher Lloyd”.