Dan Deakin insists he didn't see Directioners asking for pictures

Louis Tomlinson‘s stepfather-to-be has apologised to One Direction fans for not taking photos with them when he went to see the group perform in Dublin last week.

Dan Deakin – who’s engaged to Louis‘ mum Johannah Poulston – reassured Directioners that he and his loved ones didn’t realise anyone wanted them to pose after receiving an angry Tweet yesterday.

‘btw you’s were the only family members who didn’t stop for pics in Dublin when everyone else did #tw*ts #melters,’ wrote a devotee to both Dan and Johannah.

Dan replied: ‘Stop where? Why would you want a pic of me? Sorry not an intentional tw*t.’

After the fan said Dan had given her ‘such a look’ when she asked for a snap, he insisted: ‘Sorry that’s just my face everyone says it! Really didn’t see.’

This isn’t the first time this week that a member of the family has caused a stir.

On Tuesday, a video emerged appearing to show Louis, 22, and his 1D bandmate Zayn Malik, 21, smoking a rolled-up joint in Peru.

Louis hasn’t spoken directly about the footage but sent a sweet message of thanks to his Twitter followers last night ahead of the band’s three Where We Are tour dates in Manchester.

‘Gigs have been great so far. Really looking forward to Manchester tomorrow !! Big love !’ Tweeted Louis.

‘Massive love to all our fans!! So incredibly supportive! Loveeeee.’

A spokesman for One Direction tells us about the video: ‘The matter is in the hands of our lawyers’. 

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