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One Direction And James Corden Play Dodgeball On ‘The Late Late Show' In Tiny Red Shorts (VIDEO)

15/05/2015 07:20 BST | Updated 15/05/2015 15:59 BST

One Direction have been keeping their heads low ever since Zayn Malik quit the band back in March, but the lads made their first TV appearance as a four-piece on Thursday on James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’.

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And this being James, he managed to persuade Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan to ditch their usual boyband look for something a little more… sporty.

Yep, if you’ve ever dreamed of seeing the lads in tight short shorts then you’re in luck.

Harry takes one for the team

In a specially recorded skit, all four lads signed up to Corden's Angels (ahem) for a rather amusing game of Dodgeball as part of their eagerly anticipated appearance on the show.

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One word: legs (and yes, it does mean we get to see Harry’s brand new thigh tattoo).

See how the boys got on in the video below.

Elsewhere on the show, the band discussed Zayn’s departure (‘we were angry but it's better now’), Harry admitted he wasn’t wearing any pants (much to Louis’ disgust), they played a snippet of their new album (and revealed it’ll be out in September or October) and Louis revealed he’s back on good terms with Zayn following their bust-up over producer Naughty Boy.

Phew.

Welcome back boys, we’ve missed ya.

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