Boy band sensation One Direction made it a day to remember for three young fans who attended the world premiere of the group’s new film This Is Us.
Eve Filler and Megan Clarke, both 12, and Max Lake-Grange, five, queued up for over five hours in the hope of getting a glimpse of the band members at the red carpet event in Leicester Square last week.
And they were not disappointed as Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, and Niall Horan not only turned up to greet fans but posed for photos too.
The three youngsters from Milton Keynes were told the boys would not be meeting fans so were happy to wait behind security fences for the band to turn up.
However, moments before One Direction were due to arrive, security guards started ushering fans into an area looking out on to the stage area with the Milton Keynes fans fortunate enough to get to the front.
The avid One Directioners managed to get a photo with band member Liam and autographs from him and fellow member Louis, along with a great view of the other boys and guest celebrities.
Janet Filler, of Furzton, travelled to London with her children Eve and Max, and Eve’s friend Megan. She said: “They really appreciate how lucky they were, and realise that out of the thousands of fans there that day they were some of the few lucky ones that got to see the boys close-up.
“When the barrier fencing was taken down the girls ended up with a souvenir so all in all a very exciting day out.”
Since their success on the X Factor in 2010, the Brit boy band have become a worldwide phenomenon, gaining a huge fan base with a string of Number One hits in America as well as Britain.
The film, made by director Morgan Spurlock, features the group in concert at London’s O2 Arena, along with fly-on-the-wall footage showing what life is like inside one of the world’s biggest bands. Some diehard fans arrived 72 hours early for the best view of Harry, Liam, Zayn, Louis and Niall.
> Eve Filler is pictured with Liam Payne.