One Direction’s Louth link for world tour

Boy band One Direction are embarking on their first world tour - with help from a Louth man.

A top choreographer who was brought up in Louth and went to Monks’ Dyke Technology College is putting 1D through their paces for the tour.

Paul Roberts was introduced to the band after being employed by Simon Cowell’s company Syco to stage the annual Help The Heroes charity single on the X-Factor.

As the 1D team head towards the O2 London for their opening night read what Paul has to say in the Louth Leader - on sale Wednesday.