Louis Tomlinson flies Doncaster teacher to One Direction concert in Madrid

Louis Tomlinson's former teacher is set to reveal how the popstar flew him to watch One Direction perform in Madrid as part of a BBC Radio Sheffield documentary.

Saturday, 6th February 2016, 11:30 am
Updated Saturday, 6th February 2016, 11:34 am
Louis Tomlinson

The People’s History of Pop documentary is set to be broadcast tomorrow (Sunday February 7) at 12 midday.

The documentary will feature One Direction star Louis Tomlinson’s former teacher Simon Cartlidge from Doncaster, talking about his friendship with the celebrity.

In the programme Simon tells how last year Louis flew him and his girlfriend to see One Direction in Madrid, then took them out for a meal afterwards.

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Simon explains: “ I was Louis’s tutor at Hayfield School in Doncaster, and taught him Psychology to AS level. He was full of beans and had bags of personality. He was very good at Psychology but dropped it after the exam as that was the time he started getting involved with the X Factor and the rest his history!”

He continues “He is a very, very polite boy, I think he gets that from his Mum who is a wonderful lady... He always loved music, he is the kind of person if you are in a room with him who exudes energy and is fun to be around.

“I like to keep in touch with my former students, I guess it’s because I’m nosey. Some of them turn into professional stilt walkers, others become members of the greatest band in history!”

The full interview with Simon can be heard on The People’s History of Pop on BBC Radio Sheffield this Sunday at noon.