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Molly Taylor (left) and her sister Ellie get to meet the band — Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne — last night

Molly Taylor (left) and her sister Ellie get to meet the band — Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne — last night

Molly gets a signed programme from her hero Niall

Molly gets a signed programme from her hero Niall

One Direction fans

One Direction fans

One direction fans

One direction fans

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 


Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

SSE Arena staff hand out water to the waiting fans. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. SSE Arena staff hand out water to the waiting fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Left to right.  Fans José Delhez  and Shelley Kerssens from Holland pictured at the SSE Arena.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Left to right. Fans José Delhez and Shelley Kerssens from Holland pictured at the SSE Arena. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Left to right.  Fans Niamh O'Neill and Maeve Devlin
pictured at the SSE Arena.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Left to right. Fans Niamh O'Neill and Maeve Devlin pictured at the SSE Arena. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Jessika Douglas, who traveled from Australia for last night's cancelled gig, pictured outside the SSE Arena.
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Jessika Douglas, who traveled from Australia for last night's cancelled gig, pictured outside the SSE Arena. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Left to tight.  Rebecca Millar, Julia Leslie, Sasha Larkin and Katie McNeilly.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Left to tight. Rebecca Millar, Julia Leslie, Sasha Larkin and Katie McNeilly. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Left to right.  Fans Niamh O'Neill and Maeve Devlin
pictured at the SSE Arena.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Left to right. Fans Niamh O'Neill and Maeve Devlin pictured at the SSE Arena. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

SSE Arena staff hand out water to the waiting fans. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. SSE Arena staff hand out water to the waiting fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 


Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015

One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert.  The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute.  The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. 

Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 21st October 2015 One Direction fans queue up at the SSE Arena in Belfast ahead of tonight's concert. The boy band, who are playing three nights in Belfast, cancelled last nights gig at the last minute. The group made an announcement around lunch time to say they were going ahead with the rest of the shows and are rescheduling the canceled performance to Friday night. Emotional fans after they hear the announcments that the rest of the shows are going ahead. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Sir Elton John will play at the Royal Variety Performance

Sir Elton John will play at the Royal Variety Performance

Molly Taylor (left) and her sister Ellie get to meet the band — Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne — last night

Sir Elton John and One Direction will headline the Royal Variety Performance 2015, to be attended by Prince Harry.

Sir Elton, one of the biggest solo artists in the world, is currently in Las Vegas playing a series of dates in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Chart-topping band One Direction had their status as one of the globe's most lucrative groups confirmed when it was revealed they had earned £6 million a month earnings in 2014.

Band members Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson are set to split for at least a year in 2016, but fifth studio album Made In The A.M. is due for a global release on November 13.

The star-studded night at London's Royal Albert Hall will be hosted by Jack Whitehall, the youngest ever presenter of the Royal Variety Performance.

The 27-year-old comedian will introduce performers from around the world, including p op sensations Kylie Minogue, Ricky Martin, The Corrs, Josh Groban and American country singer Kacey Musgraves.

Speaking about the big night, due to be filmed on Friday November 13, Whitehall said: "Having been lucky enough to perform for Prince Charles and Prince William in previous years I look forward to the opportunity of sailing a little too close to the wind in the presence of Prince Harry this time round. It's my third time on the show and I still am yet to perform in front of The Queen, she must be really desperate not to see my act."

The event is staged in aid of the Royal Variety Charity (formerly the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund), whose patron is Her Majesty The Queen.

It will be screened on ITV in December.