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13 July 2012, 12:06
The 'One Thing' singers were confronted about the band's on-stage crotch grabbing antics.
One Direction stars Niall Horan and Zayn Malik have joked about the band's tendency to grab each other's crotches on stage, and described singer Harry Styles as having a "next level crotch".
The 'What Makes You Beautiful' stars were confronted by a US radio station with a series of pictures of the group on stage on their recent tours of America and Australia grabbing each other's crotches to get a reaction from the audience.
Zayn and Niall explained they all just do it "for a laugh", but then complimented their fellow band mate Harry on the size of his trouser bulge in one picture.
"Harry's got some next level crotch," Niall tells Mix 101.5, while looking at several pictures of the band on stage, while Zayn added: "He's got some crotch bulge going on there!"
"That one is a bit extreme," Zayn then added, regarding a particular shot of One Direction on tour in Australia earlier this year.
"[It's] just to make the girls scream," Niall explained. "We do it for a laugh."
View a the picture in question of Harry Styles grabbing fellow One Direction star Liam Payne's crotch on stage below (Credit: Getty):
Check out a video of One Direction discussing their bromance antics and Harry's "next level" crotch below:
One Direction returned from the US at the start of last week following their 'Up All Night' headline tour, and have been filming a secret album photoshoot in the UK this week.
Check out full highlights of One Direction's US tour below: