Los Angeles: ‘One Direction’ will continue to perform as four-member band after the surprise departure of Zayn Malik from the group.

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'One Direction' not looking for Zayn Malik's replacement

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The British boyband is not planning to find a replacement for Malik, reported TMZ.

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Sources close to Simon Cowell and the record label said that there will be only Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson on their next album.

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Zayn quit One Direction in order to become “a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight,” so he said in a statement posted on Facebook last week.

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He also denied any bad blood with his former bandmates, saying, “I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world.”  – PTI