MTV reports, Nick Grimshaw reckons that One Direction has been "exhausting" for his mate Harry Styles.
The X Factor judge said that the band desperately needed some down time after five years of superstardom.
"People think being a pop star is glamorous but it's exhausting and disorienting at their level. They don't see the world, they just do press in different cities,” he told the Guardian's Weekend magazine.
"They're men now and they need to experience some actual life. Everyone takes breaks. Katy Perry's off at the moment. No one's crying."
While Nick, who has been good friends with Harry for years, was happy to chat about his famous mates, he denies that the boys helped him land his gig on The X Factor.
When asked if having friends in high places helps, he said: “That’s ludicrous. I’ve worked so hard in music – all extracurricular since I was 15, through holidays, A-levels, university. Nobody gives you a job because you know Harry Styles; loads of people know him.”