We've long known that One Direction is pretty damn fascinating, but apparently Barbara Walters has gotten the memo too.

Baba Wawa has added the boy band to her special Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012, which will air December 12th on ABC. It's the first time that 1D has received the nod from Barbara, but it also means they're NOT the most fascinating people of the year. The winner is always kept a tight-lipped secret until the night of the show.

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So who else made the cut? Barbara revealed the bulk of the list on yesterday's episode of The View and this year's special will include Ben Affleck, Seth McFarlane, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James, Hilary Clinton and New Jersey governor Chris Christie.

Is it just us, or does this list get worst every year? Having a hit movie in Ted doesn't make Seth any more fascinating than he was last year and we prefer McKayla to Gabby in the gymnast department. Plus, E.L. James and Chris Christie? Seriously? At least they got it right with One Direction!

What do you think of 1D making the list?

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