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Reports: Zayn Malik 'in talks to quit One Direction'

Bradford-born One Direction star Zayn Malik is reportedly in talks about quitting the band.

Zayn Malik was forced to quit One Direction's recent tour Credit: Press Association

The 22-year-old, who is engaged to Little Mix star Perrie Edwards, recently left the band's tour of Manilla and Jakarta for stress reasons.

Malik flew to the UK days after pictures emerged showing him with another woman in Thailand.

It is now being reported that the singer is no longer interested in being part of the band and has consulted his lawyers about quitting.

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One Direction star quits tour over stress

One Direction star Zayn Malik has quit the boyband's world tour after being "signed off with stress" and is coming home to the UK.

Zayn Malik has quit One Direction's tour citing stress Credit: Press Association

It comes after the singer was forced to defend himself online and declare his love for fiancee Perrie Edwards after pictures emerged of him apparently close to another woman.

Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate. The band wish him well and will continue with their performances in Manila and Jakarta.

– One Direction spokesman

A picture, which has been widely shared and published online, showed Malik with his arm around the bare stomach of a woman in a cropped top.

They look like they are posing for the picture and are both smiling, appearing to be cheek-to-cheek.

A second photo, taken from behind, shows Malik standing close to the woman and their hands and arms appear to be interlinked.

Louis Tomlinson (left) and Zayn Malik (right) have been warned to behave by Philippines officials Credit: Press Association

Malik, along with bandmate, Louis Tomlinson, have been asked to post bail bonds of thousands of pounds each and the prospect of having their concerts axed after Philippines immigration officials deemed them a risk to the public interest.

One Direction stars warned to behave in the Philippines

One Direction stars Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson have been asked to post bail bonds of thousands of pounds each and the prospect of having their concerts axed after Philippines immigration officials warned them to behave themselves.

Louis Tomlinson (left) and Zayn Malik (right) have been warned to behave by Philippines officials Credit: Press Association

The singers are considered at risk of violating public interest following a video of them which was leaked last year.

Both men featured in a video, widely reported on last year, in which they are shown allegedly smoking cannabis and joking about drug use.

The country's Bureau of Immigration said the pair had been asked to post bonds of more than £3,000 each which will be forfeited if they fall foul of the regulations.

The boyband, who first found fame on The X Factor, are performing in the country as part of their world tour.

The condition is intended to protect the public interest should the band members commit any violation during their stay in the Philippines

– Philippines Immigration spokeswoman

An Immigration bureau spokeswoman said the band will be stopped from performing if they fail to post the bond before the concert.

One Direction are not the first band to run into trouble with officialdom in the Philippines - Almost 50 years ago The Beatles were forced to flee the country pursued by an angry mob after they were seen to have snubbed the country's then-first lady Imelda Marcos.

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Stars tweet support as Band Aid 30 single goes live

Stars featuring on the new Band Aid 30 single have been taking to social media to promote the song, which is now on sale.

Rita Ora tweeted and posted an image of herself with Pixie Geldof, 1D's Harry Styles and radio DJ Nick Grimshaw to Instagram, along with a plea for people to donate to the cause.

Rita Ora posted an image of herself with Pixie Geldof, 1D's Harry Styles and radio DJ Nick Grimshaw Credit: Instagram/Rita Ora

Meanwhile, Ellie Goulding and Pixie Geldof both posted details of how to donate.

The latest version of the single, which has been released to raise cash towards the fight against Ebola, was launched on X Factor yesterday and went on sale at 8am.

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Band Aid charity single set to go on sale

The cover of the new Band Aid single which goes on sale today. Credit: Band Aid 30

The Band Aid charity single hits shelves today and is the bookies favourite to become the Christmas number one.

The reworked version of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' features stars including One Direction, Bono and Ellie Goulding, and is expected to raise millions to help fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

The Treasury agreed to waive VAT on the single's sales so every penny will help the charity effort.

The single premiered on Sunday night's X Factor results show, and Bob Geldof made a special appearance to urge people to buy it.

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New Band Aid single will raise money for Ebola crisis

Stars of today are joining together to record a new version of the classic Band Aid song 'Do They Know It's Christmas' to raise funds for the Ebola crisis.

Sir Bob Geldof, along with current chart singers, will start recording the updated Band Aid track this weekend.

ITV News correspondent Neil Connery reports:

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Adele and One Direction amongst artists to be involved with Band Aid 30

Adele will be involved with Band Aid 30. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure have confirmed some of the artists that will be involved in the Band Aid 30 track.

  • Adele
  • Bastille
  • Bono
  • Chris Martin
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Emeli Sande
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Ollie Murs
  • Sam Smith
  • One Direction
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