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Early Boyzone, One Direction mistaken for Westlife – most embarrassing boyband moments ever

Set your cringe-o-meters to STUN!

SO WHEN ONE Direction traveled to Ghana last month for red Nose Day they were pretty well received, and they said themselves that it was a “real eye opener”.

Some of the enthusiasm for the boys might have been a little misplaced however, as it’s been revealed that some of the locals mistook them for Westlife.

It was all for a good cause, though, so we’re sure they’ll get over it.

One Direction in Ghana (Twitter)

There have been much more embarrassing boyband moment down through the years… let’s have a look. Try not to pull a muscle cringing…

Boyzone on The Late Late Show


Westlife’s haircuts circa 1999

Bonus points for Cian’s sleeves (CONRAN WILLIAM CONRAN/PA Archive/Press Association Images)

The Backstreet Boys circa 1996

Nice hair Nick Carter and guy in red jacket (Fiona Hanson/PA Archive/Press Association Images)

N*Sync backflip fail


Let’s have a closer look at that N*Sync guy’s hair

No. Just… no.

And some N*Sync outfits

And in front of Michael Jackson! (BETH A. KEISER/AP/Press Association Images)

And then there was the time this happened… (MARK J. TERRILL/AP/Press Association Images)

Robbie Williams takes a spill


Take That doing this in 1992


You can resume your normal life and stop cringing now.

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