Zayn has today announced that he is to leave the band after believing that after 5 years it’s his time to move on and be a ‘normal’ 22 year old.
It was said in a statement, posted on Facebook, “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined.
“I’d like to apologise to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart.
“I an leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world.”
Find out more about Zayn leaving on Sky News.