IT'S WORTH BIG BUCKS BUT COULD MEAN PROBLEMS IF THEY WERE TO SPLIT
While you'd imagine that a spit shake and a couple of pats on the arse would be enough to seal the deal where One Direction are concerned, they've reportedly just signed a fancy new three-year contract.
The deal will not only see them through until 2016, but will apparently give them a whopper of a pay out if they are still together by the end of it.
"It’s a really clever contract that the boys have signed up to. It means they have a real incentive to tough it out and stick together," a loose-lipped source close to the band apparently told the Sun.
“The formal length is for 36 months and an album a year - but the clever part is they get the big pay day after the three years.
While we are HIGHLY excited about any promise that involves the lads releasing an album a year, having seen the amount of nipple tweaking going on in the Kiss You video, we can't imagine they are going to need any persuasion to stay together.
That said, this source reckons that the contract is only there to protect everyone involved.
“If one of them walks away before then, then all five miss out on the money," the insider continued. “They don’t miss out on a few quid either, we are talking millions.
“They all get on really well, but it would be the kind of deal that would see them through the worst aggro possible.”
Hmmm, so although they aren't saying that there is any likelihood of any problems between the lads, it sounds like if pigs did fly, we sprouted horns and one of the lads did want to leave, all five would lose out on a large amount of cash.
So,who will mess it up for the rest of them???