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Did Niall Horan Have An Alternate Name For One Direction?

Niall Horan, One Direction

Being a celebrity means that fake news (actual fake news) can be a daily occurrence. From who you’re (not really) dating to whether you (didn’t really) shade someone in your music video, fake news can come in various articles and online rumours. For many celebs, having the chance to clear up a few of these news stories can be a great way to wade through some of the online lies that can follow someone around for their entire career.

Niall Horan is one of the biggest pop stars in the world, which means he has had more than a few fake news stories penned about him. He’s actually had an entire website devoted to this. Boasting 300 facts about One Direction, one website has information on everything from Horan’s childhood fears (clowns) to his favourite animal (giraffes). Or, at least that’s what’s written online.

Appearing on the BBC Radio 1 morning show with Nick Grimshaw on Monday, Horan was given the chance to clear up some of these ‘facts.’

For example, did Horan originally hope that One Direction would be called Niall and the Potatoes? Honestly, that seems like some Irish nonsense. What is the one book Horan has actually read (it’s a good one)? Did Horan go to his own prom? We wish Grimshaw would have asked whether it’s true that Horan would rather lick a fat man’s armpit than drown in a sea of mayonnaise, but there’s always next time.

All of these questions and more were answered on Monday, and while we can’t be positive that Horan was totally truthful (he really didn’t scream when Justin Bieber followed him on Twitter?), at least we’re finally getting our information straight from the source.