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Monday 11 December 2017

One Direction heading for No 1

Simon Cowell has predicted big things for the group, saying they could become the biggest boyband since Take That
Simon Cowell has predicted big things for the group, saying they could become the biggest boyband since Take That

Robert Dex

X Factor losers One Direction are set to see their debut single go straight to number one.

What Makes You Beautiful is on course to sell more than 100,000 copies in its first week, putting it alongside this year's other big sellers like Grenade by Bruno Mars and Louder by DJ Fresh, according to figures from the Official Charts Company.



Simon Cowell has predicted big things for the group, saying they could become the biggest boyband since Take That.



He said the five-piece, who came third in the last X Factor, were "going to ignite big time".



Cowell said: "You're going to see an explosion happen here the likes of which we haven't seen since Take That and I think that's exciting.



"There is just a buzz in the air. I can feel it at the moment."

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