ONE Direction heartthrob Louis Tomlinson was spotted in town this week after visiting his mother in Barnsley Hospital.

Johanna Poulston, 40, was joined by her popstar son on Monday after giving birth to twins Ernest and Doris.

The star was on a three-month break from touring so was able to visit his mother ahead of his Brit Award appearance next week.

A spokesman for Barnsley Hospital said: "It's fantastic the family chose to have the babies at Barnsley and we are pleased that mother and babies are doing well. We wish all the family the very best."

Excited fans took to social media to say the star had been spotted in the maternity ward, the Jet garage in Dodworth and also in Royston.