Glee covers One Direction song What Makes You Beautiful

One Direction

The cast of Glee have covered a One Direction song for one of the final episodes in the show's current series.

Characters including Artie, Sam and Mike will perform What Makes You Beautiful at William McKinley High prom in the next instalment of the high school comedy.

It is the latest sign of success for One Direction in the US, after they topped the album chart there in March.

Justin Bieber was among the stars to praise the boy band's rise.

Kevin McHale, a cast member in the television series Glee
Artie, played by Kevin McHale, is one of the characters who performs the track

The 18-year-old wrote on Twitter: "Congrats to my dudes @onedirection for the #1 album on itunes ...We share the same queen. #Canadian"

Others songs included in the third season are Adele's Rumour Has It and Someone Like You and Big Girls Don't Cry by Fergie.

One Direction's track will feature in the episode Prom-asaurus, which is fourth from last and will be shown in the UK at 9pm on Sky 1 on Thursday, 10 May, 2012.