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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.

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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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