1D already breaking the hearts of young aussies

Fans upset as One Direction whisked away at airport

Hundreds of teenage girls have been left broken-hearted after British boy band One Direction landed at Sydney Airport and left through a back door.

Some fans had camped overnight while others arrived before sunrise to catch a glimpse of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson ahead of their sold-out tour of Australia.

But the group was whisked away through a back door and into a waiting car.

One Direction has become an overnight pop sensation with sales of more than 4.2 million albums in six months since forming on Britain's version of The X Factor.

One cluster of fans at the airport hoped the band had watched their homemade videos on YouTube, called Reasons Why One Direction Should Come To Australia.

"We're so happy that they're finally here and it feels amazing that everything is coming into place," said 15-year-old Lola Emmanuel.

"But it's really sad they couldn't come out and meet their fans and there have been a lot of tears."

Otherwise it was carnival scenes at Sydney Airport with fans cheering and singing One Direction songs, including Up All Night and What Makes You Beautiful.

"They are the most amazing group of five boys that you'll ever meet," said one teary fan.

"They have amazing voices and great personalities and beautiful faces."
One Direction's sold-out tour starts in Sydney on Friday.