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Popstar veteran Justin Timberlake, who launched to fame in the 90s with boyband *NSync, had some advice for newcomers and worldwide phenoms One Direction.

Timberlake, a fan of One Direction, told the Sunday Mirror newspaper "They look like they are having the best time. I can relate to where they are in life."

"I haven't really met them but they seem like great guys and I wish them only good things.

"I live my life surrounding myself with good people and people I can trust so I would say that's important. And they should never take anything too seriously."

Timberlake's kind words about One Direction coincide with  band member Liam Payne telling MTV UK that he would like his band to collaborate with Timberlake.

"Justin Timberlake... I don't care if he's not our (style) of music but I would love to collaborate with him."