Simon Cowell: I would be as wild as One Direction

X Factor boss praises their antics

SIMON COWELL is encouraging ONE DIRECTION to be more rock ‘n’ roll.
The X Factor boss praised their backstage antics, obsession with tattoos and ever-changing girlfriends, insisting he’d be exactly the same if he was in their shoes.
Except, of course, with extra loftage on those heels.

Simon said: “I’d be as wild as them at their age.”

The 1D boys are making the right noises. HARRY STYLES is covered in dodgy tatts, has dated several famous women and is at the centre of the new generation of characters hanging out in London’s Primrose Hill.

ZAYN MALIK is also running out of room for further inkings, plus has just come out of a well-publicised cheating scandal.

NIALL HORAN and LOUIS TOMLINSON are a couple of cheeky scamps with the potential to chuck a TV through a hotel window.

LIAM PAYNE is the sensible one. But every band needs one of them.

Simon was a bit of a rogue in his 20s, too. But the boyband are unlikely to take inspiration from the clobber he wore in the Eighties.

Unless they like the perm, ’tache and camp T-shirt look. You’d be worried if this guy arrived to fix your motor. Simon was talking at a bash for the Health Lottery at Claridge’s hotel.