Mark Owen: '1D & Union J Need To Look After Each Other'
EXCLUSIVE! Take That star offers advice to the boybands of today...
Take That starMark Owen has offered some advice to boybands One Directionand Union J, urging them to "look after each other."
Owen - who will release his fourth solo album The Art Of Doing Nothing in June - exclusively told MTV News UK: "I think it's exciting when new acts come along and people get really into them like One Direction and Union J.
"You look at them and you're reminded of when you started and when you were younger so it brings back memories."
He continued: "You just wish them well really and hope all goes well for them. We've met them a few times, out and about doing stuff, and they all seem like nice and decent guys so I just wish them well.
"I think they should almost look after each other really as they'll be going through an experience that not many other people go through apart from when you're in the band."
Owen added: "I think that's the same for any band whether you're the Kings Of Leon or [1D]… just look after each other in that set up. That's the only advice I'd ever give."
One Direction previously revealed they want to emulate TT when it comes to their forthcoming world stadium tour.
By Joanne Dorken @mtvuknews
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