Boyband One Direction deny rumours of splitting up

Boyband One Direction have declared they are not splitting up. Instead they want to "release an album every year - year on year," according to member Liam Payne.

Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles of One Direction Credit: PA

The band, Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Niall Horan, who were brought together by Simon Cowell in the X Factor in 2010, are in Colombia to kick off an international tour after a three-month break and have started recording their fourth album.

Styles told the Sun on Sunday (£): "We always hear rumours about us splitting - but we're not", while Horan added: "We're here for as long as the fans want us."