1D star makes Doncaster debut

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson made his professional football debut for Doncaster last night, delighting 5,000 fans with his cameo.

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1D's Tomlinson 'more likely to be sick than to score'

Louis Tomlinson is more likely to be sick on the pitch than score for Doncaster Rovers, Ladbrokes have said, as the One Direction star prepares to make his debut for the reserves.

Tomlinson was forced to pull out of a game in September after suffering an injury during a charity fixture, but he is now due to make his debut for Doncaster reserves against Rotherham at the Keepmoat Stadium on Wednesday night.

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is due to make his debut on Wednesday night. Credit: PA Wire

The 22-year-old is priced at just 5/1 to be sick on the pitch, with odds of 8/1 that he scores at any point during the game.

Tomlinson is 25/1 to score the first goal, while there is a 33/1 chance that he could be sent off, the bookies said.

"Playing for Doncaster is up there with the story of his life, but as far as the odds are concerned Louis should stick to the day job," Ladbrokes spokeswoman Jessica Bridge said.

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1D star Louis Tomlinson to make Doncaster debut

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson will be swapping arenas for The Keepmoat Stadium tomorrow, as he pulls on a Doncaster shirt for his match debut.

Rovers fan Tomlinson, who is one fifth of the multi-million selling boyband, agreed a non-contract deal last summer as part of an ongoing association with the club in aid of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson is set to play for Doncaster Reserves tonight. Credit: Press Association

The 22-year-old missed out on a planned appearance in September after being injured in a charity fixture but will pull on the red and white jersey when Doncaster reserves take on Yorkshire rivals Rotherham in their last Final Third Development League game of the season.

The Keepmoat Stadium is anticipating an influx of 'Directioners' - the collective name for the group's fanatical followers - for the fixture, with some travelling from as far afield as Denmark, France and Italy.

It is not known whether Tomlinson, who picked up two Brit Awards with his 1D band-mates last week and boasts 15.5million Twitter followers, will start the match.

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Brits 'sorry' after video mix-up in social media award

Brit Awards organisers have apologised after four million TV viewers were shown the wrong video during a high profile public vote.

John Newman was one of five acts shortlisted for the best video category, which in a first for the ceremony featured a live "social media" vote to determine the winner.

But they managed to repeatedly show an entirely different video when they prompted viewers of the awards to vote on Twitter.

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Newman had been in the running for his Love Me Again video, earning a place due to the promo's popularity on YouTube - but they actually broadcast the promo for his single Cheating.

He missed out to One Direction's Best Song Ever, considered to be the favourite for the prize due to the boy band's huge Twitter following.

In a joint statement, the production company Brits TV and broadcaster ITV said: "In the package, the voiceover referred to John Newman and graphics correctly referred to his video for Love Me Again, but regrettably a six-second clip of a different John Newman video was shown.

"The correct video in full was available to see via www.brits.co.uk, Twitter and all other official Brits social channels, and the Brits web address was read out during the show. Brits organisers have apologised to John Newman."

One Direction: Brit Awards success 'absolutely amazing'

One Direction said it was "absolutely amazing" to have won two Brit Awards at tonight's ceremony.

Speaking on behalf of the band after the show, Liam Payne said: "[This is] our fourth award which is absolutely incredible and we can't believe it.

"Getting nominated for the first award was amazing. Now receiving a Global Success Award here tonight - it's incredible."

Harry Styles also thanked 1D's fans after they won the Best Video gong for Best Song Ever, which was voted for by the public.

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Congratulations One D! Global success of the year. So happy for you.


A huge thank you to everyone who helped them achieve this. The greatest fans.

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One Direction named Global Success Award winners

One Direction have been named Global Success Award winners at the Brit Awards.

Harry Styles takes the mic after eventually making his way on stage.
Harry Styles takes the mic after eventually making his way on stage. Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Harry Styles was late to the stage to collect the honour from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, telling everyone he was "having a wee".

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