One Direction Zayn EXCLUSIVE: The Wanted collaboration would be cool

We got all kinds of excited earlier this week when The Wanted suggested they would be up for a One Direction collaboration.

Zayn One Direction The WantedOne Direction's Zayn said they'd be well up for a The Wanted collab. Copyright [Rex]

And we're *jumping* around this morning after One Direction's Zayn Malik said the band would  be well up for pairing up with The Wanted to make music.

Asked if 1D would be up for collaborating with TW, Zayn exclusively told Yahoo! Omg!: "We're not really looking into collaborations at the minute but am sure if something came up that would be quite a cool opportunity to do something like that. That'd be cool yeah."

Right, we're holding him to that.

The Wanted One DirectionThe Wanted are well up for a One Direction joint venture. Copyright [Rex]

Nathan Sykes from The Wanted got the whole One Direction/The Wanted mash-up started earlier this week by telling US website Hollyscoop: "I think the collaboration between the two bands could generate a lot of cash maybe and we would actually be willing to do it for charity."

And he went on to insist there was absolutely no bad blood between the two British boybands saying: "I think it's very expected from the media always trying to put two bands together and trying to start a rivalry. We have no issue with them whatsoever."

Well that settles that then. Back to Zayn and 1D.

Speaking about giving fellow X Factor girl band Little Mix (and his reported GF Perrie Edwards) advice Zayn told us: "Obviously I see Perrie quite a bit and the only piece of advice I can give her is to kind of just work hard and hope for the best.

"That's what we did and that's pretty much all there is to it. Yeah and be nice to people."

The One Direction boys are all set to head off on tour with Xtra Factor host Olly Murs and by the sounds of things he needs to be VERY scared.

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Zayn told us exclusively: "Oh yeah [Olly] should be worried about the pranks cos there are gonna be plenty of them."

Meanwhile for those who missed the British leg of the tour, the lads are releasing a live DVD of their Up All Night tour - which means we can now dance around to them in our pajamas.

We asked uber cool Zayn if it was ever ok to dance in the lounge when nobody is watching and he told us: "If you wanna do that and if you want to record yourself and send it in to someone and we'll have a look at it as well."

So 1D are going to look at us bopping in the lounge in our jim jams? Amaze!