Amp Events has announced that rock icons Pixies will be touring South Africa in March next year!

Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Zayn Malik still chats to his ex-bandmates regularly

2015-04-04 08:00

Los Angeles - Zayn Malik is still in regular contact with his former One Direction bandmates.

The 22-year-old star, who quit the boy band last week after five years, reportedly remains on good terms with Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, and has spoken to them several times in recent days.

smile :)

A photo posted by niazkilam (@zaynmalik) on

A source close to the group's record label boss Simon Cowell says they completely respect Zayn's decision to leave and there are no hard feelings between them.

The insider also told gossip website TMZ that the Story of My Life hitmakers, who are currently on tour in South Africa, have “absolutely zero” plans to replace the British heartthrob and are focusing on recording their upcoming album.

It was previously revealed Zayn, who is engaged to Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards, cried for an hour when he first told Harry he was leaving the band.

A source recently said: “Zayn felt he needed out of the showbiz world to get his head straight. He's always struggled with the fame and felt it all became too much.”

“In the end, he felt it was a choice between the band or Perrie, and he chose Perrie.”

“He spent an hour on the phone to Harry crying, trying to make all the boys see it was the right thing.”

it will never change, me and you…

A photo posted by niazkilam (@zaynmalik) on

Read more on:    one direction  |  zayn malik  |  celebrities publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent Gossip

Chrissy Teigen gave Luna her first “savoury bite” and she seems to really love it! Read More »

Kerry Washington subtly confirmed the birth of her second baby in a Twitter outburst. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.