One Direction to take over Radio 1 for day of shows

By Greg Cochrane
Newsbeat music reporter

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One Direction are to co-host a special day of shows on Radio 1 on Saturday 6 October.

As part of the build-up to this year's Radio 1 Teen Awards, the boy band will join DJs throughout the day to pick music and speak to fans.

A different member will appear on a range of shows between 8am to 6pm.

Speaking to breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw, Niall Horan from the band said: "I can't wait. I'm looking forward to it."

The show will see Radio 1 DJs matched up with members of the group.

Gemma Cairney will be joined by Liam Payne, Scott Mills with Zayn Malik, Huw Stephens with Niall Horan, Greg James with Louis Tomlinson and Nick Grimshaw with Harry Styles.

"I've met Huw a few times," added Niall. "He's a legend."

It's already been confirmed that One Direction will appear at this year's Teen Awards at Wembley Arena on Sunday 7 October.

Other artists confirmed to appear include Taylor Swift, Little Mix, FUN and Conor Maynard.

The awards, which celebrate teenagers who have made a difference, will be hosted by new breakfast show presenter Nick Grimshaw.

Nominations for the event have now closed.

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