One Direction to hire lookalikes of band members

Last Updated: Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 12:08

London: English-Irish boyband One Direction will be hiring the lookalikes of the band members during their `Where We Are` world tour.

The lookalikes will help the band members Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Niall Horan from being followed during the their tour, reportedly.

"At the moment it seems to be the only way forward for security and safety on this tour. The band already have an unbelievable amount of bodyguards and protection around them but the risks are getting extreme," said a senior official of the band`s security team.

"Having lookalikes on hand would be great for distracting the fans," he added. The decision was taken after the `What Makes You Beautiful` singers were forced to change hotels in Peru on Thursday when 250 fans stormed their accommodation and police had to struggle to stop them.

"The boys can`t sleep and are nervous about going out. They only feel safe in their private jet," the official said.

PTI

First Published: Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 12:08

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