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The 'Little Things' hitmakers - Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson - are investing almost £70,000 on a vehicle styled like the van from the popular cartoon series and they hope to use it as a new tour bus.

An insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "The boys love cartoons and 'Scooby Doo' is a cult classic.
"They wanted to do something special ahead of their US tour and decided to get a bespoke tour bus created. The guys are desperate to have it shipped over to America so it can join them on tour.

"Scooby's obviously a US import and massive out there so they know the van will be a hit with both the fans - and their mums."

The van - which features a plasma screen TV behind the driver's head and entertainment consoles for each member - may be kept as a British exclusive if management don't feel transporting it to the US is viable.

The source added: "If management decides it's too expensive and impractical then they'll simply keep it as a fun vehicle for travelling from city to city over here [in the UK]."

As well as the band's 1D logo being added to the van, it will also featured entertainment consoles for each band member and a plasma screen on the wall behind the driver.