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One Direction ban continues on Capital FM

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One Direction are still banned from being played on Global Radio stations, according to a report.

The boyband were immediately dropped from Capital FM and Heart FM radio stations' playlists following a gaffe at this year's Brit Awards in February.

One Direction collect the British Single award on stage during the 2012 Brit awards at The O2 Arena, London

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Band member Harry Styles accidentally thanked BBC Radio 1 listeners for their 'Best British Single' award, when it was Capital FM's audience who voted for them.

Global executive president and founder Ashley Tabor was allegedly upset over the mishap and immediately ordered all One Direction songs to be removed from the playlists.

"On the night of the Brits there was an email to on-air teams saying to remove One Direction songs from music logs and to not talk about them," a Global Radio source told Radio Today.

"It's as if they no longer exist at Capital."

One Direction

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British Single: One Direction perform at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London

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Asked about the band's omission from Global Radio stations, a spokesperson said: "We never comment on playlist decisions."

One Direction were quick to issue an apology for the mistake. However, airplay figures show Capital FM hasn't played a single track by One Direction since February 21 - the night of the Brit Awards 2012.

Furthermore, when the boyband became the first ever group to reach number one in the US with their debut album, Capital FM did not mention the achievement during its news bulletins, despite it being a big story across the media.

> One Direction's Louis on Harry's Capital snub: 'Silly boy' - listen

Watch the music video for One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful' below:

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