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Liam Payne: Zayn's departure 'the worst time for band'

Liam Payne said Zayn Malik's departure did not mean the end for One Direction. Credit: Ian West / PA WIRE

One Direction star Liam Payne has described Zayn Malik's departure as "the worst" time for the band, but reassured fans it did not mean the end for the group.

The 21-year-old singer posted a heartfelt message on Twitter after the announcement that Malik had left the world's biggest boy band.

Payne said he felt "deeply saddened" but promised there was more to come from the group.

Clarkson: 'I wish people would leave Ois alone'

Jeremy Clarkson refused to answer questions when asked earlier if he was worried about being arrested.

Clarkson: 'I wish people would leave Ois alone'. Credit: PA

Returning to his home shortly after 3.30pm, he said: "All I would like to say is ... I wish people would leave Ois alone because none of this was his fault."

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Niall thanks One Direction fans for 'incredible' support

One Direction's Niall Horan has thanked the band's fans for their support following Zayn Malik's departure.

Louis thanks fans for support after Zayn departure

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has tweeted his thanks to fans for their support after the shock departure of bandmate Zayn Malik.

As the remaining four members vowed to carry on with the global phenomenon that is 1D, Tomlinson said they would work "harder than ever" on their planned fifth album, making it the "best ever".

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