The channel was impressed with the band's appearance on iCarly

One Direction filmed a guest spot on US Nickelodeon show iCarly last week and really impressed TV bosses.

Simon Cowell is reportedly keen to get Niall Horan, 18, Zayn Malik, 19, Louis Tomlinson, 20, Liam Payne, 18, and Harry Styles, 18, to perform on the US X Factor and the children’s channel want to turn them into small screen stars.

Simon has vowed to launch them on the US X Factor, while Nickelodeon are in talks to give them their own show,’ says a source.

During the band’s week-long trip to the States, teen heartthrob Harry had gifts including Victoria’s Secret underwear sent to his hotel.

‘The US response was overwhelming,’ the source tells the Daily Star Sunday.

‘No one expected them to be as popular at this stage.’

The release of One Direction‘s debut album has now been brought forward by a week.

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