Justin Timberlake tells One Direction not too take things ‘too seriously’

by Lisa McGarry

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Justin Timberlake has given some wise words of advice to teen idols One Direction.

The 32 year old singer, turned actor, turned singer again certainly has a lot of experience under his belt, as he first achieved fame as a contestant on Star Search as a child, and went on to star in the Disney Channel television series The New Mickey Mouse Club, where he met future bandmate JC Chasez. Timberlake became famous in the late 1990s as the lead singer and youngest member of the boy band ‘N Sync, and has since went on to star in many Hollywood blockbusters, before returning to relaunch his solo career again this month.

In an interview with The Mirror the hunk admitted that he can relate to where the boys of One Direction are in their career right now and admitted that if he could offer them any advice, it would be to refrain from taking things too seriously.

He said: ”They look like they are having the best time. I can relate to where they are in life.

”I haven’t really met them but they seem like great guys and I wish them only good things.

”I live my life surrounding myself with good people and peopel I can trust so I would say that’s important. And they should never take anything too seriously.”

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The ‘Suit & Tie’ hitmaker has been in London for much of this week, after performing at The Brit Awards and a subsequent after party. He is intending to spend even more time in the UK in the upcoming months and revealed that he may buy a house here as a permanent base.

Justin added: ”I should really buy a house here. I’m having the best time in London and whenever I do a tour I seem to spend the majority of my time here.

”I love the UK fans. I’m looking at my diary and seem to be spending a lot of time here this summer … more than ever, I think.”

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His advice to 1D may have come at the right time, as three members of the band have gotten embroiled in spats, rows and feuds this week alone.

Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson hit out at Jake Bugg on Twitter after he called their band ‘terrible.’ Liam Payne traded insults with Boy George, following his claims that the 1D hunk wouldn’t stop for photos at The Brits and Daddy Directioner next turned his attention to a Daily Mail journalist who criticised the presenting skills of James Corden.

Maybe the lads do need to lay low for a while and enjoy their success a little bit more. Especially considering how well the first few shows of their Take Me Home tour have been received.

What do you think Directioners? Leave your comments below….

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!