Example is in talks to work with Olly Murs and One Direction.

The singer-and-rapper has exchanged conversations with both Olly and 'Little Things' hitmakers Harry Styles and Liam Payne about working on new music together.

He said: ''I'm up for working with Olly Murs. I've spoken to him about writing for him.

''One Direction, I had a good chat with Liam and Harry at the BRITs. I'd love to do something with them.''

As well as working with pop stars, Example, 31, is eager to try his hand at collaborating with dance acts such as BRIT Award winners Rudimental.

He added: ''On the flip side, I love underground dance acts Disclosure, Rudimental, Klaxons...''

The 'Kids Again' star also feels he has grown up since tying the knot with Australian model-and-actress Erin McNaught in May 2013.

He explained to Britain's Star magazine: ''I'm not too bothered trying to be cool any more.

''Rock bands, when they're younger, are like, 'F**k him, f**k them, they're not cool, they're too mainstream.' Then, as you get older, they lighten up, they get married, and have kids, and they're just hugging and smiling at everyone. I think I'm doing the same.''