Justin Timberlake has revealed he uses webcams to keep in touch with girlfriend Jessica Biel when he is away on tour.

He told Oprah Winfrey recently: “Technology is a wonderful thing sometimes. I find that to be really cool, when you can actually see someone’s face. I do it with my friends, as well, just to have a conversation back and forth. It just makes you feel closer, that’s all.”

He refused to name Jessica as his girlfriend: “But all I can tell you is she smells lovely.”

He added that he gets “pretty romantic around her” and frequently serenades her when they are together.

The couple were first linked at a Golden Globes after-party in January and were spotted on a skiing holiday together during the Sundance Film Festival later that month.