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Zayn Malik expected at annual Asian Awards event

Zayn Malik is expected to attend the annual Asian Awards in London this evening. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Zayn Malik is expected to make his first solo appearance since quitting 'One Direction' at the annual Asian Awards event in London this evening.

The 22-year-old singer, who announced last month he was leaving the boyband to live a "normal life", will walk the red carpet at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

DJ Naughty Boy - real name Shahid Khan - is also attending the event and he and Malik are rumoured to be making an announcement about Malik's first solo music venture.

Shortly after Malik quit One Direction, Naughty Boy posted online a demo of song 'I Won't Mind', featuring Malik's vocals, but he deleted it 12 hours later.

One Direction star Niall caddies for Rory McIlroy

Horan should stick to singing. Credit: Reuters

One Direction singer Niall Horan acted as Rory McIlroy's caddie ahead of this week's Masters in Augusta.

The pop star proved he should stick to singing after badly hooking a tee shot on the ninth into the water.

"I apologise to golf," Horan joked. "I do perform to a lot of people but we were performing to their parents today! There was a lot of pressure."

McIlroy is favourite to win this week's Masters. Credit: Reuters

McIlroy, who is looking to become the sixth player to complete the career grand slam by winning a first Masters title on Sunday, added: "I wanted to do this because it's a big week for me and just to go into the tournament in a relaxed mood. To spend a couple of hours like this was fun."

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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.

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.

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