Niall Horan admits being in One Direction is hard work…..

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Niall Horan has revealed that being in a popular boyband isn’t as easy as many fans might expect.

The One Direction hunk auditioned for The X Factor back in 2010 as a solo artist but at bootcamp was asked to join Simon Cowell’s newest group. The lads finished third on the series, won a record deal with SYCO and within a year had went on to become one of the most famous acts in the world.

Niall travels the world, can splash out on fancy cars, new homes and more importantly food any time he feels like it, but it doesn’t come without sacrifice. When asked in a recent interview if fame was how he imagined it, he said:

“Yes and no. It’s much harder work than it’s made out to be. It looks like it’s’s all glitz and glamour, but there are a lot of flights and interviews and photoshoots.”

Speaking to The Sunday Life Horan added:

“A shoot can take hours and then only one picture will be used.”

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Niall isn’t the only one that has a hard time in 1D at times, as Louis Tomlinson admitted in the same interview that he longs to spend more time at home being normal with his pals, while all Liam Payne wants to do is return to Wolverhampton and watch Friends.

However, don’t worry 1D fans, Niall isn’t planning to leave the group any time soon, in fact he revealed that he is willing to put up with the hard times because he ‘loves’ being in One Direction.

He continued:

“Not that I am complaining at all, because I love it all, but it’s not really what I expected it to be in some ways.”


Niall received a warm welcome form his home crowd when he returned to Dublin last night, for his penultimate Irish show of the year.

We revealed earlier that he got so emotional, he even did the Mullingar Shuffle for his fans after the rest of the lads congratulated him by staging a massive pile on. You can hear what sort of cheer Nialler gets from his Irish Directioners, by listening to his solo in Little Things in the video below. The screaming is almost deafening!

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