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One Direction reunite to support Louis Tomlinson's solo performance on The X Factor

by Emmy Griffiths

One Direction band members Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles reportedly travelled to Wembley stadium on Saturday night to support Louis Tomlinson's solo performance on The X Factor following the tragic death of his mother, Johannah Deakin.

As it was his mother's wishes that he perform on the show, Louis went ahead with the gig to pay tribute to her. Blowing a kiss to the sky following his set, grieving Louis looked visibly upset as judge Simon Cowell praised his performance, telling him: "Louis, what you've just done and the bravery that took - I just respect you so much as an artist and as a person. Your mum was so looking forward to tonight and I know she is watching down on you now. She was so proud of you."

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Sam Quek met Harry backstage

The star thanked fans for their support following the show. "That was harder than I ever imagined. I want to thank everyone around me and all of the amazing fans out there that made that so special," he tweeted. "Feeling so much love around me and my family. Mum would have been so… proud… love you!" 

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Louis blew a kiss to the sky following his performance

He then thanked his friend Steve Aoki who performed with him on the night, writing: "Also @steveaoki, you have been such a rock and inspiration throughout this! Pure talent and a real gent!" Although it has yet to be confirmed that all of the One Direction members were all in attendance, I'm a Celebrity star Sam Quek confirmed Harry's attendance after sharing shared a selfie with him backstage at the show on Twitter. She wrote: "So... no biggy or anything but this just happened..." accompanied by a shocked emoji.