Zayn's 1D journey in pictures

  • 25 March 2015

Zayn Malik has left One Direction after spending five years in the band.

In that time he has recorded four albums, starred in a film and won loads of awards.

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Image caption One Direction formed in 2010 after all appearing on the X Factor
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Image caption They signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records after finishing third on the show
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Image caption Zayn and the boys have recorded four albums and have picked up awards all over the world including five BRITs
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Image caption In 2013 1D released a 3D concert film called One Direction: This Is Us
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Image caption Zayn has fans all over the world and will be missed by many Directioners
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Image caption In a statement Zayn said "I'd like to apologise to the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right."

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