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Thousands in Leicester Square for One Direction

Even with its long history of hosting film premieres, London's West End has never seen anything quite like this. Tens of thousands of fans have been cramming themselves into every corner of Leicester Square since first thing this morning, to get a glimpse of One Direction.

Sangeeta Kandola went to meet their dedicated army of fans.

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Excited fans await One Direction film premiere

Excited 'Directioners' have been camping in Leicester Square ahead of the screening of 'This is Us'. Credit: REUTERS/Neil Hall
Fans pose wearing masks and holding dolls depicting One Direction band members. Credit: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
Fans of One Direction member Harry Styles wait outside the cinema in Leicester Square. Credit: REUTERS/Neil Hall

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Directioners anxiously wait for This Is Us world premiere

Fans of One Direction are anxiously waiting in Leicester Square ahead of the world premiere of the band's film, This Is Us.

Young girls some who have camped out since Sunday night, queue up for wristbands. Credit: John Stillwell /PA Wire
The premiere of One Direction: This Is Us takes place in Leicester Square. Credit: John Stillwell /PA Wire
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1D's Niall: 'Pinching myself' about This Is Us premiere

One Direction's Niall Horan said he is "just pinching myself" ahead of today's This Is Us film premiere:

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One Direction will live a normal life 'one day'

One Direction will live a normal life "one day" but they may have to go "live out in the hills", joked Liam Payne.

Speaking exclusively to Daybreak, the boys were promoting their new film One Direction: This Is Us, which gives fans a look into the band's phenomenal rise and a peak into their private lives.

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