Zayn's 1D journey in pictures

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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.

One Direction at a film premiere in 2010PA
One Direction formed in 2010 after all appearing on the X Factor
Simon CowellGetty Images
They signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records after finishing third on the show
One Direction at the Brit AwardsAP
Zayn and the boys have recorded four albums and have picked up awards all over the world including five BRITs
One Direction at the premier of their film One Direction: This Is UsPA
In 2013 1D released a 3D concert film called One Direction: This Is Us
Fans wearing One Direction headbandsAP
Zayn has fans all over the world and will be missed by many Directioners
Zayn signs autographsAP
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."