The `Best Song Ever` hitmakers could be close to inking a deal for a new prank programme after Louis Tomlinson became hooked on BBC Three`s `Impractical Jokers` and told his band that they could have a future on the small screen.
The hunky five-piece - also made up of Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik - have their sights set on becoming the next Jeremy Beadle after falling in love with his hidden-camera series `Beadle`s About`.
Louis is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as saying said: "We want to do a TV prank show like that new one on BBC Three.
"It was funny and full of practical jokes. We would like to do a show like that and prank celebrities."
Meanwhile, teenage heartthrob Harry - who is arguably the fans` favourite member of the group - was reportedly surrounded by 20 security guards yesterday (27.08.13) as he made his way through the airport in New York City following the boy band`s premiere for their new movie, `One Direction: This Is Us`, according to the New York Post newspaper.
The 19-year-old old singer doesn`t appear to have much luck with avoiding adoring fans as just last month he was almost reduced to tears after his security team lost control of a crowd of screaming girls outside his accommodation in New York City and he was forced to drop to his hands and knees and shuffle to his car.