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Wahlberg: I'll punch Harry Styles

Mark Wahlberg has joked about beating up One Direction because he's jealous of how much his daughters like the group.

The 42-year-old actor has four children with his wife Rhea Durham, including daughters Ella Rae, ten, and Grace Margaret, who is four tomorrow.

The girls are huge fans of One Direction and Mark is having a hard time seeing the adulation directed elsewhere.

"They have turned to One D - I am going to punch Harry in the nose when I see him. My four-year-old daughter she pulls out pictures of him, I rip them up, I pretend to get jealous... but if I see that little p***k," he laughed on US talk show Conan.

While he singled out Harry initially, Mark is also irritated with the British singer's bandmates Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne.

However, he has consoled himself by coming up with an ingenious plan to get his own back on the singers.

"I could pretend and invite them to the Transformers premiere and get them to do the title track to the film.... and then beat the c**p of him in the video," he mused.

Proving he was joking, the star then admitted he would love to set up a meeting between the group and his kids because they would love it so much. In the future he isn't sure he'll be so easy-going when it comes to boys though.

"I want them to meet them, my elder daughter is ten and now is the right time, it is the only time I will introduce them to a boy - after that it is Rapunzel time," he laughed, referring to the fairytale which saw a woman imprisoned in a tower.

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