One Direction music video stars New Addington teen
MILLIONS of teenage girls will be envious of Ryan Souter after the New Addington teenager appeared in a One Direction music video.
The 17-year-old, of Homestead Way, was living the dream of female fans when he met the five boys who have achieved worldwide fame – Harry, Liam, Zayn, Louis and Niall.
And he was even given a kebab by Niall while filming Live While We're Young.
Ryan has spoken for the first time this week about taking part in the video in Kent.
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It has now received more than 102 million hits on YouTube since it was released in September.
Describing the lads from One Direction, he explained: "We shared food and played games.
"They never ran out of energy and kept going unless they were told to stop.
"It was quite weird realising it's me in the video. It's kind of unreal."
Despite not winning the X Factor when they appeared in 2010, One Direction have gone on to huge success.
This week the band are number one in the UK single and album charts.
Ryan said: "I've been told how lucky I am and asked questions about how it happened. My auntie knows a casting director and I went to the interview and spoke to camera. They wanted to know about my personality.
"My cousin was asking if I got to meet them.
"She asked if I got their phone numbers and I said 'nah'. I don't know them that well!"
Looking to the future, Ryan says he would like to be an actor and appear in West End shows.
But for now he is simply enjoying his little bit of fame.
Proud mum Lorraine said: "I love seeing him in the video clip, and on YouTube, and just feel like I want to tell random people that don't even know us.
"He enjoyed it so much. He's such a well-liked lad and now even more popular than before."