Zayn Malik told The Mirror: ‘I love singing in the shower. You always think you are better than you actually are because of the echo, so that is the only place to try and sing a Beyoncé song.’ Harry Styles told LOOK: ‘In no way am I a sex symbol, definitely not. I don’t think I can ever get used to any amount of attention I get.’ Ed Sheeran said that One Direction are among ‘the least rock ‘n’ roll’ stars in the business:
‘Whenever I hang out with them, they are very relaxed. A couple came to stay at my house over Christmas. When Niall was there we played Monopoly and when Harry was there we watched One Day because he insisted on seeing it. I didn’t know what it was but I was made to watch it. Harry fast-forwarded it to the end, showed me the bike bit, and said that’s what happens and then we watched it.
The last couple of times we hung out, we did the least rock ‘n’ roll things. Nobody goes round smashing TVs any more. Everyone in music, bar a couple of people, is really polite now.The reason is people have to like you to buy your record. You can’t just go out there and be an idiot.’