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One Direction wouldn't be successful without Twitter, say 5ive

5ive have claimed that One Direction wouldn't be as successful without social media.

The reunited group argued that a lot of Simon Cowell's latest boyband's fame worldwide has stemmed from Twitter and Facebook.

One Direction arriving for the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London

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One Direction arriving for the 2013 Brit Awards

The Big Reunion: 5ive



"We didn't have social media back in the day, we didn't have Twitter, Facebook, web chats, nothing - we just turned up to places," Scott Robinson told Heat.

"Whereas now you can be in the room straight away with just one tweet."

Sean Conlon added: "Would One Direction be as big in America without Twitter? That's the question." Robinson replied: "No. They. Wouldn't."

Conlon added: "I'm not sure either. We had to be there, didn't we? If we weren't there, we weren't there."

ITV2's The Big Reunion - which has followed the reformation of 5ive, Atomic Kitten, B*Witched, Liberty X, 911 and Honeyz - concludes on Thursday (March 28) at 9pm.

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