Syco boss Simon Cowell has revealed he tried to get Zayn Malik not to quit One Direction.
Cowell, who also manages the group, revealed this when he stopped by The Late Late Show With James Corden.
“I was trying to say to him he should stay around a bit longer. But something inside him said he’d had enough.”
“I dealt with it then I made sure the guys were OK – because they were shocked as well. So I had to respect his decision. For the boys it was interesting because they were in the middle of these live shows at the time,” he said.