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Newspaper reports: One Direction's Louis Tomlinson 'to be a dad'

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Louis Tomlinson is reportedly expecting a child with a Los Angeles-based stylist following a brief relationship. According to reports in both the People Magazine and The Sun, the 23-year-old One Direction star from Doncaster is set to become a parent with his close friend Briana Jungwirth.

A mutual friend of the pair insists that while Louis and the stylist aren't in a relationship, the singer will be a 'hands-on dad' when their baby arrives early next year.

Meanwhile a publicist representing the singer has refused to comment on the newspaper claims that he is to become a father. Asked by ITV News to respond to the claims, a representative said: "No comment". The band are currently touring the United States and are due to play in Seattle tomorrow. If true, it would make Tomlinson the first member of the band to become a father.

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Louis Tomlinson sends message to Alton Towers victim

Louis supports injured fan Leah

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson says his thoughts are with 17-year-old Leah Washington from Barnsley, who had to have her left leg amputated after last week's crash on the Smiler ride at Alton Towers.

Leah is a big 1D fan and had been due to see them at Capital's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium last Saturday.

Her friend, Sara Stuart took to twitter to try and get the band to visit her in hospital as she continues to recover from surgery. And Louis Tomlinson, who is from nearby Doncaster tweeted back.

New career for Zayn Malik in the kitchen?

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik could be cooking up a new career - after his fiancee Perrie Edwards revealed he is spending his free time in the kitchen.

The singer, who shocked the boyband's fans when he quit in March, got engaged to the Little Mix star two years ago.

Edwards told the Sun: "It's nice to see more of him now. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, he's a great chef."

She also revealed her career - the band have a new single out - is getting in the way of the pair tying the knot.

She said: "Me and Zayn want it to be perfect, so as soon as I have a bit of time, we'll plan it. I doubt it will be this summer."

Malik flew home from the boyband's world tour with "stress" before suddenly quitting the group, saying he wanted to be a "normal 22-year-old."

One Direction have insisted they will go on without Malik and fans will get the chance to see the four-piece perform at Capital's Summertime Ball in London's Wembley Stadium next month.

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Zayn Malik thanks fans for support after quitting band

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has thanked his fans for their support following his decision to leave the band.

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik thanks fans for support Credit: Press Association

The singer, 22, returned to the public eye last week at the Annual Asian Awards, where he showed off a new shaved hairdo.

Malik has been quiet on Twitter ever since he declared his love for fiancee Perrie Edwards, after pictures emerged of him apparently close to another woman.

He flew home from the boyband's world tour with "stress" before suddenly quitting the group, saying that he wants to be a "normal 22-year-old".<

At the Annual Asian Awards, which Malik attended with his mother, the star paid tribute to his former bandmates, calling them "four of the best guys that ever met".

"Some of the things that we did will stay with me for the rest of my life," he said.

One Direction mania hits the Keepmoat Stadium

One Direction fans were out in force in Doncaster where after getting wind that one of their idols was in town.

Louis Tomlinson took time out of his schedule to take part in a legends game for Doncaster Rovers' veteran James Coppinger

The singer posed for photographs and talked with fans who had camped overnight to secure their place at the front of the cordon:

One Direction star to turn out for Rovers veteran's legends match

Louis Tomlinson is set to don his beloved Doncaster Rovers today when he turns out to honour one of the clubs longest serving players, James Coppinger.

Louis Tomlinson will turn out in support of veteran James Coppinger Credit: Press Association

Attacking midfielder Coppinger is now in his 11th season at the club. Born in Guisborough on the edge of the North York Moors Coppinger moved to South Yorkshire in 2005, and has racked up over 500 career appearances, scoring 64 goals.

Coppinger has spent 11 seasons at Doncaster Rovers Credit: Press Association

The club's matched my ambition throughout the whole time I've been here. As I've progressed the club have progressed. I've had fantastic support over the 11 years.

My wife worked in Doncaster, my kids went to school in Doncaster and two of them were born in Doncaster. I know how much it means to Doncaster people and how much football means to them.

His (Louis') enthusiasm and love for the club is massive. That's exactly the same as me and to have him on board, it's an honour for me to have him here because of how well he's done.

– James Coppinger

'No plans' for Zayn Malik solo launch

One Direction fans might have to wait a little longer for Zayn Malik to launch his solo career after a spokesman for his producer Naughty Boy said the track that appeared online was actually recorded for the boyband's last album.

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The song, called I Won't Mind, which features the star singing over an acoustic guitar, was put up online by Naughty Boy and led to claims Malik was about to release it as a solo single.

But a spokesman for the producer, who has also worked with acts including Emile Sande, said: "Naughty Boy and Zayn wrote and demoed the song as a contender for One Direction's album last year.

"They aren't furiously writing on his solo material or anything, there aren't plans in place for a big solo launch and this wasn't recorded in the last few days they were together.

"They are very good friends and Zayn is taking time out, including visiting Naughty Boy at his studio and hanging out together."

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