Contact Us

One Direction Still Banned From U.K. Radio Station

One Direction
Scott Barbour, Getty Images

This is awkward.

After One Direction thanked the wrong radio station onstage at the BRIT Awards, Capital FM and Heart FM are still sore at the band, banning their songs from airplay. Ouch!

Ace Showbiz reports that when the U.K. heartthrobs accepted their BRIT Award for best single two months ago, Harry Styles accidentally thanked BBC Radio 1, not Capital FM nor Heart FM, whose listeners were the ones who actually voted for their win.

The band and their reps apologized for the error almost immediately, releasing a statement saying, “One Direction forgot to thank the Capital Radio listeners last night when picking up their BRIT Award for Best British Single. This was an oversight as the boys were caught up in the excitement of winning. The band would like take this opportunity to thank Capital Radio and all their listeners for their support and for voting for them.”

This apology wasn’t good enough for Capital Radio, however, who still have yet to add One Direction into their airplay rotation. An insider even said, “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 little harsh for someone who simply misspoke, right?

Even more telling, the stations didn’t cover the news that 1D made history by becoming the first U.K. act to have their first release debut at No. 1 in the U.S. The source told Ace, “It’s as if they no longer exist at Capital.”

While Capital refused to comment on the situation, we think it’s safe to say that it’s the station’s loss. The guys apologized for their mistake, and there’s little else they can do — especially when they’re busy at the top of the world without Capital FM’s help.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://popcrush.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on PopCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on PopCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!