SIMON Cowell has warned One Direction to slow down.
The 55-year-old media mogul – who helped to put the group together on ‘The X Factor’ – has revealed that he fears for the five-piece boy band.
He said, “They can’t carry on doing the amount of stuff they’ve been doing for long because they’ll burn out – it’s a high-class problem.
“But they don’t complain about working hard.”
The ‘Steal My Girl’ hitmakers – who will embark on their third world tour next year – are “generous” to their fellow artists, according to the talent show judge.
He explained, “They still come down to ‘The X Factor’, into song meetings and they will text me with ideas for the contestants.
“They’re generous to other artists. You don’t see that very often. Most artists did not care about anyone but themselves!”
Simon also revealed that the boy band – which consists of Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson – put their success down to their unique relationship with their fans.
He told The Sun newspaper’s TV magazine, “They’re going to be around as long as they want to be, because they’re talented and good writers – and they understand their fans.”
Meanwhile, Simon recently admitted that he still regrets that the act he mentored on the ITV talent show didn’t take the main prize.
He said, “I still can’t watch the moment when One Direction came third.
“I was so arrogant about the fact we were going to win that I was waiting for someone else’s name to be called out.
“Even though they’ve done well I would still like history to have said they had won ‘The X Factor’.” – BANG!