Singer-songwriters Cody Simpson  and Justin Bieber
Cody Simpson says Justin Bieber does a lot of good and that his misdeeds are down to his youth Getty Images

Meet Justin Bieber's new BFF, Cody Simpson!

Australian pop singer, Cody Simpson, has defended Justin Bieber following his altercation with Orlando Bloom.

The 20-year-old Canadian singer dodged a punch from the Lord of the Rings star at a party in Ibiza yesterday after reportedly making a reference to the actor's ex-wife Miranda Kerr, but his pal insists his misdeeds can be put down to his youth.

Speaking on Australia's The Morning Show, Cody Simpson said: "Obviously we're all young and he gets himself into some stuff sometimes. He's a person I'd go to for everything. He's like a big brother."

And despite the Believe singer's controversial antics, which have also included numerous run-ins with neighbours over his wild partying, Cody insists Bieber does a "lot of good" for people.

He said: "He has the world in his hands as he does a lot of good as well. I've got all good things to say."

Justin and Orlando got into a row at an Ibiza restaurant after the singer reportedly told the actor, "Say hi to Miranda for me," prompting him to take a swing at the young star.

Miranda's lawyer previously said that rumours she cheated on Orlando - with whom she has three-year-old son Flynn - with the Confident singer after the Victoria's Secret fashion show in 2012 were "false and defamatory."