One Direction hit out at "degrading" gay rumours

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One Direction have hit out at rumours suggesting that they're gay, branding them "degrading".

In an interview with Alan Carr for Channel 4's Chatty Man, to be aired later this year, the boys discussed online rumours that have plagued them since The X Factor.

In particular there have been claims that Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - nicknamed Larry together - have been having a secret relationship, something which the pair have continually had to deny.

Louis even tweeted fans earlier this month: "Still months on reading ridiculous conspiracy theories.It's upsetting that I have to read them daily.Thank god for the lovely people on here”

And he told one: “Hows this , Larry is the biggest load of bulls**t I've ever heard. I'm happy why can't you accept that."

Asked why he responded so angrily to the rumours, Loui said he found them "degrading" towards his girlfriend, Eleanor Calder.

“I just think it’s really degrading towards her," he told Alan Carr.

Meanwhile the boys have also revealed that they won't be acting as guest judges on The X Factor this year.

While the boys will appear to plug their new single Live While We're Young, they added: "We don't feel like we are in a position to be giving strong advice."

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