20/02/2012 11:43 GMT

Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley Get Their Groove On To One Direction (VIDEO)

If ever one member of One Direction goes down with a jippy tummy, they need not worry about being short of bandmate.

Waiting in the wings to step in is Phillip Schofield, who - despite being old enough to be the boys' dad - has shown he's more than capable of keeping up with the young whippersnappers.

In a video posted on YouTube, the presenter can be seen fooling backstage on Dancing On Ice with co-host Chrsitine Bleakley as the boys perform on stage.

Good ol' Pip proves it isn't just teenage girls that know all the lyrics to What Makes You Beautiful, as he belts out the hit single whilst busting out some serious dad dancing moves.

Christine also gets in on the act, singing into an invisible microphone before walking out on stage to millions of viewers at home.

She's faced tough critics since taking over from Holly Willoughby on the skating competition, and Phil has fiercely defended his new telly wife.

"I'm baffled as to why Christine gets such a hard time," he told us. "She's a real delight to work with, has the same sense of humour as me and Holly and is a terrific presenter."