One Direction: "We Take Inspiration From Take That"

23 December 2011, 09:29 | Updated: 23 December 2011, 10:11

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' singers says they often mimic the moves of other big bands when working out their on stage antics.

One Direction have revealed they take inspiration from boy bands like Take That when getting ready to head out on stage.

'Gotta Be You' singer Louis Tomlinson says all five boys imitate each of their heroes to some extent when they perform live.

"When we are on stage sometimes we think we are someone else, or put ourselves in somebody else's shoes," Louis explained. "Liam [Payne] is a Take That boy. So he thinks he's Gary Barlow.

"When you see somebody do something on stage I'll replicate it and imagine I'm looking at me," Liam admitted to the Daily Star. "It's weird. There's loads I steal from other people."

Harry Styles added that he often looks to Coldplay front man Chris Martin for inspiration for his on-stage antics.

He said: "I love Christ Martin. Sometimes I do his jig on stage."

One Direction kicked off their first headlining tour of the UK this week and are set to perform at Manchester's O2 Apollo tonight (23rd December).