Harry Styles

Harry Styles forgets Zayn Malik was part of One Direction

18 Nov 2019

Er, this is a bit awks...

Harry Styles jokingly forgot Zayn Malik was part of One Direction during his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live. The star hosted and performed on the hit U.S. sketch comedy show on Saturday and, as he opened the latest instalment, the Lights Up hitmaker reflected on his successful career.

Recalling his time in the boyband, which was put together by Simon Cowell on The X Factor U.K. in 2010, he said: "I love those guys. They're my brothers."

Harry went on to name "Niall, Liam, Louis..." before trailing off as he pretended to recall the fifth member's name.

And um, Ringo, yeah that's it," Harry joked. "Just so grateful Simon Cowell grew us in those test tubes."

While One Direction called it quits in 2016, Zayn departed a year earlier, and bandmate Liam Payne recently told Britain's The Jonathan Ross Show he can't see the star ever returning to the fold for a future reunion.

"When he left, it wasn't on great terms so I don't feel like it's a thing," the Stack It Up star said. "If he didn't want to be here, he shouldn't be here. Which is fine."
After confessing the two haven't been in contact, the star added: "We did a whole stadium tour without him so I feel like it's fine."