One Direction Hailed As ‘Brilliant’ By Chris Martin Ahead Of Where We Are Tour

Chris Martin has come out as a One Direction fan in a new interview.

The Coldplay frontman is on the promo trail ahead as his band prepare to release their new album Ghost Stories, and took part in an interview with Zane Lowe this week on BBC Radio 1.

“I’m saying One Direction are brilliant,” he confessed. “I’m not kidding.”


In the same Q&A he also said that there have been a lot of untrue things written about him and his estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow since they announced their separation earlier this month.

“Everyone in their life goes through challenges, whether it’s love, or money, or kids, or illness,” he said.

“There’s been a lot of false headlines recently, but this will be a real one. So you can write that if you like!”


The full chat airs in full this coming Monday (April 28).

One Direction, meanwhile, kick off their Where We Are stadium tour in Bogota, Colombia, this evening (April 25) before heading off around the globe.

They’re also working with a string of A-list names on their fourth studio album, including Ryan Tedder, Naughty Boy and McFly. Perhaps Chris Martin can join that list…?