Louis Tomlinson says all he wants for his birthday is “love and friends”.

The One Direction heartthrob is the oldest in the band and will celebrate his twenty-first birthday on December 24.

While many people use the milestone age as an excuse for lavish parties and extravagant presents, Louis has a rather more humble wish list.

“I don’t know what I want, I haven’t even thought about it,” he told British magazine OK!

“I’ll have to get back to you! I think just love and friends – that’s all I’ll ever need.”

The British boyband – which consists of Louis, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Niall Horan – have had an extremely successful few years.

At the MTV Video Music Awards they walked away with three accolades and a kiss from saucy songstress Katy Perry.

At the ceremony, the 28-year-old beauty was spotted mouthing the words to a One Direction song, but stumbled over a few of the lyrics.

However, the boys say the little indiscretion couldn’t spoil the moment.

“I don’t really mind, it was still good! Me and Harry got a kiss off Katy so I really do not mind!” Niall said.

“It was great,” Harry added.