The new series of X Factor UK starts in a few weeks (and you can catch a review of one of the Manchester auditions over at OnePopz.com), and ITV have released a number of videos featuring successful artists and groups from previous years.
Niall says: “I played Oliver in a school musical when I was 10″
Harry says: “A group of my friends at school were in a band and needed a singer, so then I joined.”
Watch the boys from One Direction talk about their experiences below to hear the rest of them:
How cute are their baby pics?
Other clips feature 1D support act Olly Murs, JLS and Leona Lewis amongst others.
One Direction finished third on the 2010 series behind Rebecca Ferguson and winner Matt Cardle, but there is no doubt they have had the most success since then.