Two huge One Direction Hannah and Louisa claim they thought they had won a ‘meet and greet’ with the boyband via Radio 1, but were then told they would NOT get to meet 1D, reports The Mirror. The girls were upset when their seats at the Belfast’s Odyssey Arena show were not on the front row.
‘We were so excited when we won, we are both massive fans of the band and especially Harry Styles. We heard the competition for tickets being advertised on Radio 1 so I phoned up and got through. It was specifically stated by Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney that the prize offered the opportunity to meet and greet the One Direction boys themselves.
I went live on air and correctly answered questions about which cities in Britain One Direction were playing. But the seats were nothing special at all and we were a long way from the front. I really thought I’d won something special.’
They paid £350 out of their own pockets to fly to Belfast for the concert and an overnight hotel stay. BBC spokesperson said: ‘The error in which a Radio 1 DJ mistakenly referred to the prize as a ‘meet and greet’ was corrected on air and the nature of the prize was clearly communicated throughout the day. The winners of the competition were told in advance that a meet and greet was not part of this prize.’