One Direction Talks Friendship With JLS: "They Really Look After Us"

27 May 2012, 16:22 | Updated: 27 May 2012, 16:34

The 'One Thing' singers say they 'One Shot' group have given them a lot of advice over the past year.

One Direction say they often ask JLS for advice and support and have described the four-piece group as "nice lads".

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' singers and 'Take A Chance On Me' stars JLS have been openly supportive of each other since achieving chart success, and One Direction say it's an important relationship for them.

"They really look after us," Harry Styles told the Mirror Magazine Celebs Sunday supplement. 'They just say stuff to us like enjoy it, but that they're not going to tell us what to do, it's our thing. They are nice lads.

"Yes, Niall is good mates with them," Louis Tomlinson continued. "Niall wants to be in JLS!"

JLS stars Oritse Williams and JB Gill admitted they enjoy giving advice to the One Direction boys, and feel kinship with them because both bands started out on The X Factor.

"We give One Direction advice about everything," Oritse said, in a separate interview. "Tell them to enjoy it, hold it together, look after each other and to keep things to yourselves. Work hard."

JB added: "They started the same way as us, so sometimes when they're performing the'll text us and ask us things."

JLS and One Direction notably teamed up with the finalists on The X Factor 2011 for the charity single 'Wishing On A Star', as well as performing together for the show's live final in December last year.

One Direction are currently on their first headline tour of the US, which continues on Monday 28th May with a performance at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey.