EXPIRED:Fri 22 March 2013 -
Sat 23 March 20136pm
One Direction came third in the X Factor, behind Rebecca Ferguson and winner Matt Cardle. Having each failed to qualify as solo acts in the Boys category, the guys formed a band and got through to the live shows via the Groups category instead. After signing a £2 million deal with Syco music, they hit number one with debut single What Makes You Beautiful, and haven’t looked back.