One Direction Promise Big Announcement At 1pm This Afternoon

23 August 2012, 12:23 | Updated: 23 August 2012, 13:12

The 'Gotta Be You' stars are expected to announce some big news to all of their fans on Twitter this afternoon.

One Direction have confirmed their big announcement will now come earlier this afternoon, rather than this evening as originally stated by the band.

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' singers have said they "can't wait" to announce the mystery news today (23rd August), with speculation running rife across Twitter as to what the announcement will be.

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"Who's ready for the big announcement? Today at 1pm UK time Directioners!! Bring. It .On! 1DHQ x," One Direction tweeted today, confirming the news will be unveiled at 1pm this afternoon.

Earlier today Zayn Malik reinstated his Twitter account after closing it late on Thursday, complaining of constant abuse on the social networking website.

'One Thing' singer Zayn said although he bad been upset by the abuse he didn't want to let his fans down and had decided to return to Twitter for the time being.

Check out a picture of One Direction performing in America earlier this year below (Credit: PA):

One Direction have been in the studio for the past several months working on the follow-up to their 2011 debut 'Up All Night', and will embark on a new UK arena tour in earlier 2013.

Keep it Capital for full news of One Direction's big announcement this afternoon from 1pm as soon as it is announced.