Portsmouth students’ One Direction clip has the X Factor

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TWO University of Portsmouth students will be seen by millions of television viewers tonight during ad breaks in The X Factor.

Andrew Symonds and Daniel McGuinness, both 21, entered a competition making their own music video.

Andrew Symonds and Daniel McGuinness

Andrew Symonds and Daniel McGuinness

The clip – the pair’s version of boy band One Direction’s track Story of My Life – won a contest run by phone company Talk Talk, which sponsors The X Factor.

Andrew said: ‘We are very excited and cannot wait to see ourselves on the big screen – our friends and family are very excited as well.

‘We’re big fans of One Direction and the song is relatable to some events in our past, so we jumped at the opportunity.

‘We watch The X Factor every week and we’re so proud to know that our friends, families and the wider public will be able to enjoy our video.’