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Naughty Boy on One Direction collaboration: 'It's a real progression for them'

Naughty Boy has offered more details on his collaboration with One Direction.

The Brit recently teamed up with the band's Zayn Malik and Emeli Sandé to write the track 'One Chance To Dance'.

It will possibly be a future One Direction single and Naughty Boy told The Sun that it marks a change for the boyband.

He said: "We wrote it with Emeli Sandé and it's a real progression for them. I've been told there's a big chance it's going to be the first single from their next album. I literally finished it this morning so I'm allowed to talk about it now.

"I had to think about doing it because a One Direction song was a big leap into the pop world...I met Zayn at the BRITs but have become really close. It was a case of being mates before music. We live close to each other and both come from Pakistani backgrounds and working class families.

"We're Muslim and that's helped us bond. We love curries, too, so it's the little things as well. In this industry it's hard to make real friends but we'd be mates even if we didn't work in music."

One Direction are due to release their fourth album before Christmas.

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