1D Clown Around for U.K.’s Red Nose Day (PHOTO)

By: Laura Franco / January 31, 2013

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One Direction is clowning around for a good cause.

The British boy band put on their best “Red Noses” in a photo shoot for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day campaign, which kicks off in the U.K. on March 15.

Earlier this month, the boys began their charity work with a trip to the African nation of Ghana, where they visited local school children in the impoverished town of Accra.

“We’ve seen appeal film before, so we thought we knew what it’s like. But when you’re there and you get the smells, your eyes hurt from the smoke, you cough, you’re feeling it all,” Styles told The Sun.

Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan are also set to debut their single for the charitable event — a cover of Blondie’s classic hit, “One Way Or Another” — at the Brit Awards on Feb. 12.

The fivesome’s humbling visit to Ghana will air in a film during Red Nose Day, while joining a slew of other British celebrities, including Jessie J, during the annual telecast.

“We recorded Blondie’s ‘One Way or Another,’ and we really want the song to raise lots of money and for people to show their support by going out and buying themselves a copy,” Horan said.

The single hit U.K.’s iTunes store on Tuesday, and all proceeds will go to charity.

 

As they prepare to hit the road for their upcoming tour in February, the boys shared the life-changing impact of their visit.

“It kind of put things into perspective for me, just in like in everyday life you have like little problems that we think are so major, and then you go over there and you actually see people that are actually dealing with real problems,” Malik said during an appearance on British morning show Daybreak on Thursday morning.

Added Styles: “We went out there not knowing what to expect, but we came back thinking it was the best thing we’d ever done.”

Tell us: Have you heard 1D’s newest single for Red Nose Day?  What do you think of it? Sound off in the comments.

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