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28 January 2012, 09:43 | Updated: 28 January 2012, 09:55
The 'Gotta Be You' stars admit that it "wasn't safe" for them to come out as they touch down in the US to shoot iCarly performance.
One Direction were overwhelmed by the number of fans who came to greet them in Los Angeles as they arrived at the LAX airport earlier this morning (28th January).
The 'What Makes You Beautiful' stars were flying over to the US to record their appearance on Nickelodeon show iCarly but confessed that US Marshall's told them it "wasn't safe" for them to greet any of their followers.
Singers Harry Styles and Niall Horan took to their Twitter accounts to apologise to their fans for the confussion.
"Sorry that we couldn't stop at LAX guys...the US Marshall's said it wasn't safe. We all wanted to come see you .x," tweeted Harry.
Niall added: "So sorry guys! US marshalls said it wasnt safe for us to come out! Thank you for comin to LAX to see us! We heard there was 600 of u! Love u."
Shortly after, the Irish singer expressed his excitement to be in US.
"Lets go USA , this is soooo exciting! The reception we got at LAX thank you all soo much!"
The band will also be heading back to the US as they begin their North American tour in support of band Big Time Rush later next month.
Meanwhile, the band recently unveiled a behind the scenes making of video for their latest single 'One Thing'.