It was the moment they had been counting down to for weeks. One Direction fans were descending on cinemas today to see their long-awaited debut film One Direction: This Is Us.
Dozens of people were waiting for the doors of Cineworld in Bentley Bridge, Wednesfield, to open, to make sure they were among the first to see the film.
This Is Us, directed by Morgan Spurlock, follows the five members of 1D as they tour the world.
It sees the band members, including Wolverhampton’s Liam Payne, who is celebrating his 20th birthday today, talk about the band’s meteoric rise to fame.
And for fans, the 93-minute 3D film would be a chance to get the kind of access to their idols they dreamt about but have never had before.
Meg Davies and Amy Burns, both aged 12, and nine-year-old Sophie Burns all sported matching One Direction T-shirts as they headed to see their idols on-screen.
Liam today took to Twitter to thank people for his birthday messages.
Good morning everyone :) can't quite believe my life there's no bigger birthday present than what you've done for me in 3 years thank you xx— Liam Payne (@Real_Liam_Payne) August 29, 2013
He has also leapt to the defence of Harry Styles.
Taylor Swift dedicated her recent gong at the MTV VMA awards to the person who inspired her hit I knew You Were Trouble, with many speculating it is about old beau Styles.
But Liam has hit out at the blonde singer saying her speech was ‘not needed’.