Simon Cowell revealed to Hollywood Life that young stars like One Direction can turn into ‘nightmares': ‘I have a good relationship with them. But a third album can be tricky because they’ve had so much success and are so young and they can turn into nightmares. I see that in the media all the time when kids get out of control, but they are good.
From the beginning, I wasn’t going to be some awful Svengali telling them what to do. We are all smart and they can work it out themselves and they have worked it out themselves and they have fun. I’ve always said to them, ‘If it’s not fun, then stop doing it.’’