JLS' Oritsé Williams "proud" of One Direction at This Is Us premiere

Published Wednesday, Aug 21 2013, 15:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
JLS' Oritsé Williams praised the success of One Direction last night as he attended the world premiere of their movie, This Is Us.

Oritsé, who has enjoyed six years of success with JLS after the group appeared on X Factor in 2008, said 1D are a true X Factor success story.

'One Direction: This Is Us' - World premiere held at the Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals.
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One Direction at the This Is Us premiere. (l - r) Louis, Zayn, Niall, Harry and Liam

"I'm so proud of them and they are an amazing boyband," he said. "It's another X Factor success story."

"Especially with Liam, when he was auditioning our year as a solo artist he didn't get through, and I said to him, 'you should be in a boyband'. And look at them now, I'm just so proud of them."

Oritsé, who wore a gold-studded leather jacket, walked down the red carpet at London's Leicester Square with band mates Marvin Humes and Aston Merrygold, although JB Gill wasn't present.

Taking to Twitter, Oritsé added: "Very proud of you boys!! Strength to strength!"

Aston also had words of congratulations, calling 1D "superstars". He tweeted: "Madness at the @onedirection premier MAD respect for these boys! True superstars well done boys!"

'One Direction: This Is Us' - World premiere held at the Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals.
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JLS (l - r): Oritsé, Marvin and Aston

JLS will call it quits at the end of this year, following a farewell arena tour.

While Marvin will concentrate on his DJ-ing, JB with farming and Aston with songwriting, Oritsé will be putting his best dancing shoes on as he prepares to star in a new ITV reality show, Stepping Out, alongside his girlfriend A.J Azari.

Oritsé and A.J will will be joining five other celebrities and their real-life partners, including Brian McFadden and his wife Vogue Williams, and Denise Welch and her husband Lincoln Townley, to master a new dance genre each week.

After watching This Is Us with Aston, Marvin and his wife Rochelle Humes, Oritse continued his praise: "Great watching @Onedirection Premiere last night! Really enjoyed the movie! Very #Proud x."

Watch the trailer for This Is Us below: