OFFICIALS were forced to shut down the streets of Toronto as thousands of screaming fans queued for hours to catch a glimpse of One Direction on their travels.
Having sold out their arena tour in minutes, the British boyband which includes Doncaster’s Louis Tomlinson, have taken their success overseas stopping off for interviews on Canadian television.
And judging by their overwhelming reception from their huge legion of fans, the fresh-faced five-piece are off to a flying start for global super stardom.
The half-crying, half-screaming crowds of fans clutched One Direction posters and lined the Toronto streets behind barriers as the band struggled to make their way through to the Much Music headquarters for their interview.
The visit even got Bessacarr’s Louis a little red-faced as the 20-year-old caught a bra chucked from the crowd, to which he joked: “I don’t think it fits!”.
Asked what their life was like before they burst on to the scene on The X-Factor back in 2010, former Hall Cross pupil Louis replied: “I was still at school. My mum was still doing all my ironing and cooking all my food. Just a normal boy.”
As well as causing chaos during their Much Music appearance, the band - made up of Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis - had interviews at The Ballroom Bowling Bar.
Their first arena tour, which had fans queuing for up to 40 hours to get their hands on tickets, begins in February 2013. Dates for Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena next March have already sold out.