Belfast Telegraph

Boyband star sorry over 'banter'

One Direction star Niall Horan has apologised for swearing at his fans.

The 18-year-old Irish boyband star was filmed on a mobile phone using foul language as he greeted fans at Dublin airport on his return home on Monday.

The video was later uploaded to YouTube.

Horan walked past a group of girls waiting for him and said: "Remember the last time I walked out here? You shower of c****."

The fans appeared unoffended and continued to talk to him, requesting a happy birthday message for a friend which he gave into the camera with a thumbs up.

But Horan went on to apologise on Twitter for his use of the expletive.

He said: "Really sorry if I caused any offence. It was just banter with fans who I think of more as mates.

"But I understand that it's not a word I should be using at all."

The fans who uploaded the video also leapt to his defence, describing his expletive as "banter".

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