Booze Ban! One Direction 'Drank Peppermint Tea Backstage At Brit Awards'

Band kept away from alcohol before performance

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They had good reason to celebrate at the Brit Awards on Wednesday night following their meteoric rise to international fame in 2012 but it seems the One Direction boys were on their best behaviour at the London event.

The lads, who took home the Global Success prize, steered clear of alcohol ahead of their performance of One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks) at the awards in a bid to preserve their voices.

The former X Factor contestants - Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik - asked for sensible hot drinks to be supplied backstage rather than choosing to sip on beer and champagne.

One Direction are said to have stayed completely sober before their performance at the Brit Awards on Wednesday (WENN)

A source told The Metro: “The lads specifically asked to keep their double dressing room low-key before the show. They requested peppermint tea in there rather than booze.”

The fivesome impressed the audience and fans with their on-stage singing but their teetotal evening didn’t last too long - the boys soon enjoyed a drink with Harry Styles even staying awake thoroughout the night.

And it seems the lucky lads didn’t even have to spend a penny on their drinks, with a source saying: “While crew and the artist teams have to pay for their booze, the staff at the bar said they’d let 1D blag free booze from them.”

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