Louis Tomlinson fans gather at Doncaster Rovers' stadium after star slams Dan Walker’s BBC interview
Fans of Doncaster pop star Louis Tomlinson have begun gathering at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium ahead of a visit by the One Direction star to his home town today.
The singer is back on home soil with the exclusive album signing event when fans will be able to meet the pop idol and get copies of his debut album Walls autographed in person.
It comes just hours after Louis and BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker had a frosty exchange on Twitter after the 28-year-old singer appeared on the programme to promote his new album.
The Just Hold On singer tweeted: ‘Defo wont be going on there again Haha! Love to all my fans for always having my back.’
Sheffield-based Dan replied: ‘Sorry you feel like that. It was nice to speak to you on #BBCBreakfast this morning. Can I ask what you are upset about?’
Louis responded: ‘I was upset that you continued to ask me about my grief. It goes without saying how hard it is to lose both people so close to me. The least I ask is that you respect my decision of not wanting to be asked in interviews about something so painful. ‘I’m lucky enough to have a creative outlet for me to talk about grief this doesn’t however give you the right to talk about it for gossip purposes.’
However, Dan defended their questioning, saying: ‘Hi Louis. We were asking you about the song on your new album about your mum. We know it’s painful which is why we didn’t dwell on it. No intention to upset you or be ‘gossipy’ about it at all. That’s not our style on #BBCBreakfast.’
Meanwhile, Bessacarr-born Louis, who will be at the Keepmoat from 5pm, has had a long association with the club, from attending games as a youngster, fulfilling a boyhood dream by playing for the club and a failed takeover attempt in conjunction with former chairman John Ryan in 2014.
The album signing is limited to wristband holders only and his appearance comes just a few weeks before a hometown concert at The Dome on March 27.