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Why Victoria Coren Went Into A Fit Of Giggles On "Only Connect"

She was amused by a group of contestants who apparently had never heard of One Direction.

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There's a round in Only Connect in which contestants have to group 16 different words into four groups connected by particular topics.

You'll notice above the names Horan, Payne, Tomlinson, and Malik (as well as Styles), the surnames of the boys from One Direction.
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You'll notice above the names Horan, Payne, Tomlinson, and Malik (as well as Styles), the surnames of the boys from One Direction.

The problem? These contestants didn't have a clue who they were.

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They thought they were either accomplished golfers or film directors.

Victoria Coren's reaction? A fit of giggles.

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And it didn't stop for quite a while.

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Victoria Coren explained why it happened later on Twitter.

No disrespect to the lovely Bibliophiles, who set me off. It was just a wall category that got me. I have kept a straight face for YEARS...

Victoria Coren M.@VictoriaCorenFollow

No disrespect to the lovely Bibliophiles, who set me off. It was just a wall category that got me. I have kept a straight face for YEARS...

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