One Direction are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, consisting of members Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson, and, formerly Zayn Malik. Cher Lloyd is good friends with the members of One Direction on The X Factor. They are still on contact and they talk on Twitter sometimes. Cher's favourite member of the band is Niall Horan.  Cher says that she acts "a lot older" than the members of One Direction.