Justin Timberlake advised One Direction to not take things ''too seriously''.

The 32-year-old star is a fan of teen heart-throbs One Direction, and admitted his past in boyband *NSYNC mean he can relate to what they're going through.

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror newspaper, he said: ''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 peopel I can trust so I would say that's important. And they should never take anything too seriously.''

The 'Suit & Tie' hitmaker also admitted he spends so much time in Britain, he should look into buying a house ahead of a busy summer.

He added: ''I should really buy a house here. I'm having the best time in London and whenever I do a tour I seem to spend the majority of my time here.

''I love the UK fans. I'm looking at my diary and seem to be spending a lot of time here this summer ... more than ever, I think.''