1D's Louis to charge for selfies

Published Monday, 23 June 2014
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One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson is to charge Doncaster Rovers fans £250 for selfie in a bid to raise funds for the club.

1D's Louis to charge for selfies
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson. (© Getty)

The 22-year-old completed a takeover deal of the League One team with cosmetic surgery magnate John Ryan last week.

The Tomlinson Ryan Trust has announced a series of crowdfunding ideas designed to boost club finances.

According to the Trust's webpage, fans who bid £250 or more can "grab a selfie with Louis" before a home game. The price also includes a match ticket. So far more than 30 people have taken up the offer, the website said.

Those bidding £500 can have their picture taken with Tomlinson and the rest of the first team squad for the traditional pre-season photo, while those pledging at least £10,000 can enter a five-a-side tournament competing alongside the One Direction star "and his celebrity pals".

The most expensive offer, which so far has one backer, is for a VIP box at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium.

The recipient will allow 12 people to watch a home match from the box, and will include a "ten-minute chat" with Tomlinson. The club is hoping to sell up to 20 such packages.

At the other end of the scale, those offering £5 will be able to receive a thank-you video from Ryan in their email inbox. A message from Tomlinson is double the price.

Following his takeover last week, Tomlinson has vowed to "grow up" and put his wild ways behind him now he is a co-owner of the football club.

The deal was completed just weeks after Tomlinson was caught up in a drug scandal last month when a leaked video appeared to show him smoking marijuana with bandmate Zayn Malik.

The singer told The Sun newspaper: "I have to mature a little bit... This is life-changing for me. I'm going to have to start acting dead serious... I can't be a big kid anymore or play pranks. I am absolutely going to be very involved in the club.

"I will be committing a lot of time to it. I've said that I want to be across absolutely everything... I guess I am a businessman now.

"I know there will be a few eyebrows raised about me doing this. But hopefully the results go a certain way and we'll create a successful club."

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