Pop and soccer stars rubbed shoulders today when One Direction visited Newcastle United’s training ground.
The boyband made a low-key visit to the Premier League side’s base in the Benton area of the city ahead of their final night of a series of concerts at Newcastle’s Metro Arena.
Newcastle United players met the group ahead of a training session in what will be a busy week for the club.
They play Benfica in the Europa Cup tomorrow night, then face local rivals Sunderland on Sunday.
The club and the band have a tenuous link through the TV show 'X Factor'.
One Direction were finalists on the programme, while United right back Danny Simpson is dating judge Tulisa Contostavlos.