One Direction Hire Michael Jackson's Former Bodyguard For US 2013 Tour

1 October 2012, 12:08 | Updated: 1 October 2012, 12:22

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' stars have enlisted the help of Alberto Alvarez who was sacked by the late King of Pop's family.

One Direction have hired Michael Jackson's former bodyguard Alberto Alvarez to help out on the band's upcoming North American 2013 tour.

The 36 year-old minder had struggled to find work since being sacked by the Jackson family, after he gave evidence convicting Dr. Conrad Murray of the involuntary manslaughter of the late King of Pop last November.

"I'm really excited," he told The People at the news of his new appointment. "They're a great group of young men and they have great ­talent."

"I am proud to work for them. Working for the boys has ­pulled me through a ­terrible time. It really helped me cope with what ­happened three years ago when Michael died."

Extra experienced security has been recruited for the boy's upcoming jaunt in the US due to "very full on" fans across the pond.

"American ­bodyguards have been called in because fans can be very full on there," an insider told the publication. "Mothers actually offer the boys large sums of money to sleep with their ­teenage daughters. It is ridiculous."

Alberto admitted he struck up a relationship with the band the last time they were in the US and is "excited" for the upcoming tour.

"Working for One Direction – the ­biggest boyband in the world – is so ­exciting. I did some work for them in California last year and they liked me," he added. "Now every time they are here I work with them. The other week I was with Zayn Malik at the Video Music Awards in Los Angeles."

The five-piece will kick off the North American leg of their new tour on 13th June at the BankAtlantic Center in Florida, with the UK dates commencing at the end of February 2013.