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Thursday 25 December 2014

One Direction stars make dream come true for birthday girl

One Direction fan Chloe Sayers who celebrated her birthday at the concert on Friday night. Photo submitted by Muriel Sayers
One Direction fan Chloe Sayers who celebrated her birthday at the concert on Friday night. Photo submitted by Muriel Sayers
One Direction fan Chloe Sayers' banner and ticket for the concert on Friday night. Photo submitted by Muriel Sayers
One Direction performing on stage at the Odyssey Arena. Friday 8th March 2013. Photo submitted by Muriel Sayers
One Direction performing on stage at the Odyssey Arena. Friday 8th March 2013. Photo submitted by Muriel Sayers
A One Direction fan waits at the Culloden Hotel, Holywood to catch a glimpse of the group.
One Direction fans at the Culloden Hotel, trying to catch a glimpse of the group.
Young One Direction fans huddle in under their umbrellas at the Culloden Hotel, Holywood.
One Direction fans huddle in under their umbrellas at the Culloden Hotel, Holywood.
One Direction fans huddle in under their umbrellas at the Culloden Hotel, Holywood.
One Direction's Liam Payne trying to get through the crowd of fans at the Culloden Hotel.
One Direction fans at the Culloden Hotel outside Holywood ahead of the bands third night out of four at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.
One Direction fans at the Culloden Hotel outside Holywood ahead of the bands third night out of four at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.
One Direction fans from Lisburn at the Culloden Hotel outside Holywood ahead of the bands third night out of four at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.
One Direction fans trying to catch a glimpse of their pop idols at the Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast on Sunday.
One Direction fans Lauren Dowle (13), Holly Chambers (13) and Keira Gray (11) from Holywood and Belfast, at the Culloden Hotel.
One Direction fans outside the back of the Odyssey Arena trying to catch a glimpse of the band.
One Direction fans outside the back of the Odyssey Arena trying to catch a glimpse of the band.
One Direction fans outside the back of the Odyssey Arena trying to catch a glimpse of the band.
One Direction fans outside the back of the Odyssey Arena trying to catch a glimpse of the band.
One Direction fans gather outside the Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast, hoping to catch a glimpse of their pop idols.
Mum Julie, Yasmin and little Checoby Rainey from Donaghadee after meeting Harry from One Direction.
One Direction's Zayn Malik getting on their tour bus at the The Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast.
One Direction's Niall Horan getting on their tour bus at the The Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast.
One Direction's Liam Payne getting on their tour bus at the The Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast.
One Direction's Niall Horan getting on their tour bus at the The Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast.
One Direction fans (l-r) Diane Heron with her daughters Carla (13) and Emma (16) along with Jade (13) and her mother Sonya Crothers, at the Odyessy Arena for the second night of the bands four night shows.
One Direction fans queue at the Odyssey Arena before the concert in Belfast on Thursday night.
One Direction fans Hannah McClure and Katlyn Bradshaw queue at the Odyssey Arena before the concert in Belfast on Thursday night.
One Direction fans gather outside the Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast, hoping to catch a glimpse of their pop idols.
One Direction fans gather outside the Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast, hoping to catch a glimpse of their pop idols.
One Direction fans gather outside the Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast, hoping to catch a glimpse of their pop idols.
One Direction fans gather outside the Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast, hoping to catch a glimpse of their pop idols.
One Direction fans gather outside the Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast, hoping to catch a glimpse of their pop idols.
One Direction fans gather outside the Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast, hoping to catch a glimpse of their pop idols.
One Direction fans at the Odyssey Arena for the second show of the band's four-night run at the venue
One Direction fans at the Odyssey Arena for the second show of the band's four-night run at the venue. Left to right. Toni Thompson (9), Tanya Sherrit (9) and Jodie-Lee Jamison (12) from Lisburn
One Direction fans at the Odyssey Arena for the second show of the band's four-night run at the venue
One Direction fans at the Odyssey Arena for the second show of the band's four-night run at the venue. Left to right. Eimear Deeds (10) and Anna Smyth (7) from Belfast
One Direction's Zayn Malik pictured yesterday boarding a tour bus at the Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast
One Direction mania is taking Belfast by storm for a second day
One Direction's Zayn Malik pictured getting on the their tour bus at the Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast
One Direction fans wait to catch a glimpse of the singers at Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast
One Direction's Liam Payne & Louis Tomlinson pictured getting on the their tour bus at the Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast
One Direction fans at the Odyssey Arena for the second night of the band's four-night run at the venue. Cody Horner (6 & left) with his brother Ryan (8) and their cousin Teah (9)
One Direction fans at the Odyssey Arena for the second night of the band's four-night run at the venue. Rhianna Stuart (7) from Belfast
One Direction fans wait at the Culloden Hotel for a glimpse of the singers
One Direction fans wait at the Culloden Hotel for a glimpse of the singers
One Direction's Niall Horan pictured getting on the their tour bus at the Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast
One Direction fans at the Odyssey Arena for the second night of the band's four-night run at the venue. Left to right; Diane Heron with her daughters Carla (13) and Emma (16) along with Jade (13) and her mother Sonya Crothers
One Direction fans at the Odyssey Arena for the second night of the band's four-night run at the venue
One Direction fans at the Odyssey Arena for the second night of the band's four-night run at the venue. Left to right; Courtney Morgan (14) and Courtney McIvor (14) from Craigavon
One Direction fans at the Odyssey Arena for the second show of the band's four-night run at the venue
One Direction fans at the Odyssey Arena for the second show of the band's four-night run at the venue

One Direction have made a birthday wish for one little girl come true, giving her a memory to last a lifetime.

Chloe Sayers was taken to the band's Friday night show by her aunt Muriel as a 12th birthday present, along with a cousin and a friend.

Her devoted aunt smuggled a banner in down her trousers asking the band to wish her niece a happy birthday from the stage, to much hilarity among the girls.

Muriel Sayers said her cheek paid off big time.

"Chloe made four flipchart-size posters which said 'Niall, Please say, Happy Birthday, Chloe Sayers'.

"Security Guards were taking posters off the girls at the door so I hid her's down my trousers, which she thought was hilarious.

"When the band sang Little Things, they came above our heads and we held up the posters in a line to show the message.

"Niall, Harry and Liam saw it and smiled down at her but didn't say anything.

"Niall looked directly at me and I made a begging gesture and pointed to Chloe. "He looked directly at Chloe and gave her the thumbs up – but still nothing was said. Chloe was just so pleased that he had seen it."

The devoted auntie – who queued for 23 hours to get her niece a ticket right at the front said they thought that was as good as it got, but Chloe was in for a bigger thrill.

"Two songs later, the lights went up and Liam looked directly down at us and said, 'Has anyone got banners?'. The four of us held up the message and Liam said 'That's a long banner – look, that's for you Niall'.

"Niall came over, looked directly at Chloe and shouted 'Happy Birthday Chloe Sayers'.

"Well, the posters got flung in the air, Chloe started crying and the rest of us started screaming and jumping up and down – even me and I'm 49.

"I shouted up to them 'Thank you boys, you've made her night'.

"Liam smiled down at me and then said 'Happy Birthday Chloe'.

As for Chloe, she is still crying tears of joy.

In her own words: "It was the best night of my life."

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