One Direction "Excited" For Upcoming UK Tour

5 December 2011, 17:15 | Updated: 20 December 2011, 14:14

The 'Gotta Be You' singers are ready to deliver an amazing show for their fans.

One Direction have revealed they are "sounding great" ahead of their UK and Ireland tour.

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' stars are busy in rehearsals preparing themselves for their massive 21-date jaunt which begins at the end of the month.

Nial took his Twitter account to update his fans on the band's progress.

"Back to rehearsals today! Soo excited about tour, the band are sounding amazing! Up to us now to deliver a great show for you guys, mwah xxx," he tweeted.

The One Direction boys performed a stand out set at Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball last night (4th December) where they reduced their fans to tears and performed new single 'One Thing' for the first time.

Meanwhile, the 'Gotta Be You' band were recently announced as special guests on the upcoming X Factor final.