1D confirms pop star Zayn Malik popped the question

Perrie Edwards was spotted wearing an engagement ring given to her by Zayn Malik at One Direction's London premiere last night. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire and Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

A spokesman for One Direction has confirmed that band member Zayn Malik has become engaged to Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.

Malik, who has a cartoon version of his now fiancee tattooed on his right bicep, is thought to have popped the question to his fellow pop star over the weekend.

A spokesman confirmed today: "Zayn and Perrie are engaged, but any further detail regarding their relationship is private."

The now 20-year-olds met two years ago backstage at ITV's The X Factor.