He’s interviewed them MANY times since their X Factor days.
And while Scott Mills thinks that One Direction have changed a lot since they were fresh-faced wannabes on the ITV talent show… he doesn’t think the worldwide fame has gone to their heads.
Speaking exclusively to Yahoo Celebrity in the run-up to Radio One’s Big Weekend, the DJ admitted that he thought the 1D boys are just normal lads, yeah?!
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Scott told us: “I would say that One Direction have really changed since the X Factor.
“They’ve been in the spotlight since they were very young and I think everything about them is different now. Their styling is completely different and they’ve just grown up.
But despite coming a long way since THOSE auditions, Scott reckons that they haven’t let their egos get to them.
He said: “They’re definitely still down to earth – they’re just like normal lads still. I mean, everything around them is ridiculous. But when you’re just with them there on your own for eight hours, nothing really has changed.”
Scott is the only person to get interview time with the lads when they perform at the Radio One festival this weekend… and it sounds like he’s got something special up his sleeve.
He told us: “I actually get to do the only interview that they’re doing so I’m quite excited about that. I’m going to be asking LOADS of juicy stuff – I’m just working on my questions now actually.
“I did this thing called 1D day last year – I know them well enough to ask them questions that they might not be expecting. I might get a bit more lee-way than some people.”
Scott will also be seeing headliner Katy Perry for the first time since THAT incident three years ago involving a Russell Brand lookalike.
He said: “I think I completely mis-judged a situation when we were doing this thing on the internet. It was the last time I saw her actually – it was about three years ago.
“Yeah, I sent in a Russell Brand lookalike and that was the time they were married and she freaked out a bit because I do think she thought it was him for about five seconds.
“That was my bad really I completely mid-judged the situation. I have spoken to her since though.”
Don’t worry Scott, sure she’s forgiven you by now. We hope.