Zayn Malik has confirmed he is quitting One Direction, saying he feels ‘now is the right time’ to leave the band.
Malik said: “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band.
“I’d like to apologise to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right.”
The band will continue their world tour however, and will go on to release their 5th album later this year.