Louis Tomlinson's mum checks his email.

The One Direction hunk regularly travels the world with the group, so his doting mum does everything she can to keep up-to-date with what is happening in her life, and even has a lifesize cardboard replica of him at home so she doesn't miss him too much.

Louis said: ''My family love coming to the gigs. My mum has collected loads of press cuttings about us - she's even got a full-size cardboard cut-out of me!

''She has access to my emails too so she can keep up with everything I'm doing. It's hilarious.''

Louis' bandmate Zayn Malik also has a supportive family who love going to watch the group's concerts whenever they can.

He told Top of the Pops magazine: ''My parents have always been supportive of me, even when I was just doing little plays at school and stuff like that - my mum and dad always turned up to watch me.

''My mum still loves coming along to our shows now and having a good dance.

My sisters love it as well, they always come to as many shows as they can.''