One Direction to play gig at the White House

Barack Obama to hire boy band as a thank you to his two daughters

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One Direction are set to play a special gig at the White House, according to reports.

The Daily Star says that recently re-elected US President Barack Obama wants the teen whippersnappers to play a show for his two daughters, 14-year-old Malia and 11-year-old Sasha, so he can thank them for the help they provided on his election campaign.

A source said: "It's an open invitation for a date to be arranged that fits with everyone's busy schedules. It's not every parent who can invite the hottest band in the world to their home. They will be the envy of girls across the world."

If the band take up Obama's offer, they won't be the only British musicians to have been invited to play at the White House in recent months – in March of this year, Mumford And Sons provided the entertainment at a state dinner at the presidential residence for guests that also included David Cameron, Richard Branson and golfer Rory Mcllroy.

One Direction, who were recently reported to have made £100 million in the last two years and recently compared themselves to The Beatles, release their second album 'Take Me Home' on November 12. The band found themselves under attack in September, however, over accusations that they had ripped off The Clash's iconic track 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go?' on their single'‘Live While We're Young'.

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