SOUTH Yorkshire’s latest pop sensation Louis Tomlinson got a homecoming welcome from 10,000 screaming fans - as his X Factor boyband One Direction played Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena, writes Graham Walker.
The fab five - Louis, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne - got possibly the biggest cheer of the night on the first of two dates on the X Factor Live Tour.
Joining them, and back again Wednesday night, with limited tickets still available, are TV reality show winner Matt Cardle, runner-up Rebecca Ferguson, Paige Richardson, Mary Byrne, Cher Lloyd, Aiden Grimshaw and Wagner.
For a full report and how the X Factor stars brought joy to a special group of children, plus pictures and more, see The Star on Wednesday, March 2, 2011.
* Watch new videos from One Direction, including the boys performing on the X Factor Tour, on their new YouTube Channel, at http://www.youtube.com/onedirectionchannel - or click on the External Link on the column on the right.