One Direction Show Off Their Six-Packs In New MTV VMAs 2012 Preview Video

1 September 2012, 10:48 | Updated: 1 September 2012, 10:53

The 'One Thing' stars take a look back at some of the best moments from the event over the years.

One Direction can be seen going topless and revealing their impressive physiques in a new video for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards 2012.

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' stars will be making their debut at the event and taking to the stage inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday night (6th September).

Before they do, the band took some time to look back at some of the most iconic moments which have taken place at the event over the years.

The group joke around with one another and reveal they would love to work with Katy Perry during their chat.

Harry Styles admits how "nervous" the band are feeling ahead of their performance – on a line-up which includes rockers Green Day, Rihanna and Taylor Swift.

You can watch One Direction's MTV VMAs preview below: 

A behind the scenes video is also played during the video which shows the band talking about their rise to fame, Harry getting a cake in the face and the band dancing around semi-naked.

Meanwhile, One Direction recently announced details of their new album 'Take Me Home' and forthcoming single 'Live While We're Young', which is out later this month.