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5SOS on fans, fame and the Geordie accent

by Rachel Sweeney

Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer attracted hundreds of fans to Newcastle's Northumberland Street for a signing of copies of She Looks So Perfect. They will be back in May to support One Direction at Sunderland's Stadium of Light.

The four musicians spoke to Rachel Sweeney about fame, fans and the anxious wait to hear Sunday's chart position.

One Direction support act announced for Sunderland

5 Seconds of Summer to support One Direction

Australian boy band sensation 5 Seconds of Summer will support One Direction on the UK and European leg of their sold-out Where We Are World Tour, including the opening night at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light in May.

5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) were personally chosen by One Direction and first supported the band on their epic Take Me Home World Tour last year.

They released their debut UK single, She Looks So Perfect, through Capitol Records UK on March 23.

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Fans back Perrie Edwards after TV show 'threat'

Fans have sent supportive tweets to the mother of Perrie Edwards after she tweeted her upset at Holby City. A script line from the show saw a character talk about cutting off Perrie's head with a rusty chainsaw

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@mothergoose2020 debbie I cant believe they said that :( I made an official complaint they cant get away with such a nasty comment

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@mothergoose2020 it's sucks that grown adults are doing this, it breaks my heart, because she doesn't deserve is, she's too sweet

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“@mothergoose2020: Anyone watching Holby city ??? Really http://t.co/yeKrInjCMl x” yes i saw it! Really scary right?

Little Mix fans' Holby City anger

Perrie Edwards Credit: PA

Little Mix fans have tweeted their anger after a script line in Holby City said, 'all I have to do is track down Perrie Edwards, chop of her head with a rusty chainsaw and marry Zayn'.

Perrie's mother Debbie also tweeted to say she was upset by the programme.

Leigh, Jade, Perrie and Jesy from Little Mix Credit: PA

Perrie Edwards 'threatened' on Holby City

The mother of Little Mix star Perrie Edwards tweeted her distress last night when her daughter was 'threatened' during a Holby City scene. In it, an actor playing a One Direction fan threatened to 'cut off her head with a rusty chainsaw'.

Perrie is engaged to One Direction singer Zayne Malik. Her mother, Debbie, was watching the programme at her South Tyneside home.

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Full report: Perrie Edwards talks about her engagement to Zayn Malik

by Rachel Sweeney

X Factor winners Little Mix returned the South Shields for the first time since the show in 2011. They performed at the Sound Waves Festival at Bents Park.

It is the home town to both Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards, who just got engaged to One Direction's Zayn Malik. She showed Rachel Sweeney the engagement ring that sparked a media frenzy!

Watch out for flash photography.

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