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Louis Tomlinson's daring bungee jump

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson proved he's the ultimate daredevil by taking part in a terrifying leap off a skyscraper in New Zealand.

The British-Irish boy band headed Down Under for a promotional trek earlier this month (Apr12), and during a visit to Auckland brave Tomlinson volunteered to test his nerve with a bungee jump off the 1,076-feet (328-metre) tall Sky Tower.

He donned a yellow and blue tracksuit before being strapped into a safety harness and leaping from a platform at the landmark, dropping 629 feet (192 metres).

And fans of the What Makes You Beautiful hitmakers could soon get the chance to witness Tomlinson's fear up close - a camera strapped to his wrist captured every stomach-churning second of the jump.

The Sky Tower is the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere.