One Direction ask James Corden for dating advice
They’re five of the most sought-after young men on the planet; he found fame in Fat Friends – but that hasn’t stopped One Direction from taking love advice from James Corden.
The 33-year-old Gavin & Stacey star has been dishing out top tips to the lads on how to woo the ladies.
Zayn Malik, 19, confirms: “He’s our love guru.”
Not that they need it. Harry Styles, 17, is dating 32-year-old Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack, Liam Payne, 18, and Louis Tomlinson, 20, are dating stonkingly beautiful dancers and Niall Horan, 18, and Zayn aren’t short of a few (thousand) female admirers.
But the lessons in love come courtesy of James, 33, who is engaged to Julia Carey, the mother of his nine-month-old son Max.
“James gives great advice,” adds Harry. (Obviously not the age-old adage that men should date a girl “half their age, plus seven”.)
“James knows everything about every situation,” agrees Louis. “He’s such a lovely fella, too.”
Niall chips in that the star also “looks after” them all. Aaah.
Louis’ sisters appeared in Fat Friends alongside James, and the pair became close friends during The X Factor, when James supported the band.
He even popped along to the boys’ New Year’s Eve parties – probably to keep an eye on them and watch they didn’t chat up too manyladies. But they had better make the most of James while he’s still around…
The double Bafta-winning actor flies to America in April, taking his hit West End play One Man, Two Guvnors to Broadway. There is already an incredible buzz Stateside surrounding him.
My sources reveal that James has done an uber-glam Harper’s Bazaar photoshoot championing British talent, alongside rock offspring Georgia Jagger.
An insider says: “The pictures look amazing. They’re dressed up as Peter Sellers and Britt Ekland. Georgia obviously looks brilliant but James also looks fantastic and very dapper.
“As well as showing a different side to James, this shoot is a major coup. It has already given him quite a fanbase out there – particularly among the ladies.”
So there’s another tip for his One Direction mates. If you want to woo the Americans, dress all fancy in an upmarket, artsy mag.