One Direction to host MTV VMAs special 'My First Time' - watch promo
To celebrate the upcoming 2012 VMAs, the boys will recall the most iconic ceremony performances and the times they have watched such artists on TV before forming their group.
The one-hour special will also feature various acts - including Pink, Green Day and Taylor Swift - recounting the first VMA performance they watched as well as their own debut at the event.
The artists will also offer advice to One Direction, who are set to take the stage at the VMAs for the first time.
Pink, Green Day and Swift along with Alicia Keys are set to perform at this year's VMAs.
The My First Time special will air on Thursday, August 30 at 11pm ET on MTV, a week prior to the 2012 MTV VMAs, airing on Thursday, September 6 at 8pm ET.