One Direction are flying high - with dinner date in the sky for lucky fans

Embargoed to 0001 Thursday April 19'File photo dated 4/12/2011 of One Direction who have conquered charts around the world but pop queen Madonna has proved to be blissfully unaware of their existence. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday April 19, 2012. The US singer, who has always shown herself to be on the pulse with changing tastes, was not sure who the British quintet were when asked in a TV interview. See PA story SHOWBIZ Madonna. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Embargoed to 0001 Thursday April 19'File photo dated 4/12/2011 of One Direction who have conquered charts around the world but pop queen Madonna has proved to be blissfully unaware of their existence. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday April 19, 2012. The US singer, who has always shown herself to be on the pulse with changing tastes, was not sure who the British quintet were when asked in a TV interview. See PA story SHOWBIZ Madonna. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
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SOUTH Yorkshire singing star Louis Tomlinson and his band One Direction are flying high – hosting the ultimate dinner date aboard a British Airways jet.

The fab five – Louis, from Doncaster, plus Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik – will take to the skies to raise funds for Comic Relief.

The charter flight will be given the original flight number BA1D.

The band will be joined on the exclusive sky-high date by eight lucky fans, who will have the chance to win in a competition launched on social media.

Proceeds will go to Flying Start, British Airways’ charity partnership with Comic Relief.

Each of the eight winners will be able to take two guests on the hour-long flight, enjoy lunch on board, chat with the band and have photographs taken with them.

The flight plan is a closely guarded secret, but winners will be met in central London and taken to an undisclosed airport to board the aircraft.

They will be taken back to the meeting point after the flight.

Mary Barry, British Airways community investment manager, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to team up with One Direction for this fantastic competition and we are so grateful to the band for giving us this opportunity to raise lots of money for Flying Start. This really is a money-can’t-buy opportunity and a dream come true for eight very lucky fans.”