One Direction are looking forward to having an 'older brother'

One Direction singer Zayn Malik has said that the boyband view X Factor star Olly Murs as their "older brother".

The teen heartthrob revealed that he is looking forward to having the Essex lad join them on their summer tour of the US.

The Heart Skips a Beat singer will join One Direction in the States later this month.

Zayn told Yahoo UK: "We've met him a few times, he's a really cool guy and we're looking forward to getting on the road.

"It'll be cool to have an older guy with us hopefully. A bit like an older brother kind of role."

However, Zayn warned Olly that the One Direction boys would subject him to practical jokes during his stint on tour.

"He should be worried about the pranks cos there are gonna be plenty of them."

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