Gotcha! 1D Falls For TV Prank

Harry Styles and the One Direction boys were fooled by a UK comedy duo who posed as fainting fans.

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The guys from One Direction are nice boys.

So nice, that just before a show in New York City last year, the young singers called for medical help after their biggest fan from New Zealand suffered an asthma attack during a meet-and-greet. 

The only problem was the fan wasn’t really from New Zealand. And he wasn’t really their biggest fan.

The hyperventilating man was actually Declan Donnelly of the UK comedy duo and frequent pranksters Ant & Dec. Anthony McPartlin played a TV host from New Zealand, giving plenty of good excuses for the whole thing to be filmed.

“I introduced him to the group -- and the meeting didn’t go as planned. But they fell for it,” McPartlin told The Daily Mirror this week.

“On the 1D tour they met two fans from every nation. We heard the only two who didn’t go were from New Zealand and thought, ‘This is our way in,’” Donnelly explained to The Daily Mirror. “We were all over them.”

The prank will air on the duo’s variety program Saturday Night Takeaway this weekend on ITV.

 

Harry Styles and his band mates are currently on the European leg of their Take Me Home world tour. One Direction is scheduled to play two shows in Birmingham, England on Friday and Saturday.

Do you think Ant & Dec’s prank went too far? What’s the best prank you’ve ever pulled off? Comment below.

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