The pop heart-throbs, including Bradford's Zayn Malik, rushed the radio debut of their new single forward after the track was leaked online.
The song, Live While We're Young, was brought forward by four days after an unauthorised "poor quality" version of the video appeared.
– One Direction
We wanted our fans to see the video and hear the single in the proper way so we've moved the premiere to tonight. We're really excited about LWWY - we've worked really hard on it and we can't wait for everyone to see and hear it."
The track is the first single to be taken from second album Take Me Home, which is out on November 12.