UK boy band One Direction were well and truly fooled by Geordie presenting duo Ant and Dec when they filmed a segment for Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway show recently. In fact, they were so fooled by one of the TV pair’s pranks that they ended up phoning an ambulance for a man that they believed to be their biggest fan, who had collapsed during a meeting with them.

According to a story in the Evening Standard, Ant revealed that he and Dec both dressed up as men claiming to be One Direction’s biggest fans. “Dec dressed up as one called Jack from New Zealand and I was Ben, a TV host from there… introduced him to the group – and the meeting didn’t go as planned. But they fell for it. I faked an asthma attack. They panicked and I hyperventilated.. They called medical emergencies. It was such fun and they fell for it.” As if that wasn’t enough, they played another prank on the boys, when Ant “accidentally” left his microphone on, so that Harry, Niall, Liam, Zayn and Louis had to listen to him discussing which one of them he thought was the sexiest. We’ll bet that was a pretty embarrassing few moments while it lasted.

If you like the sound of watching One Direction go red in the face with embarrassment, then you could do worse than to tune in to Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, which will be broadcast on Saturday (March 23, 2013). 

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One Direction: they fell for Ant & Dec's prank... bless 'em.