Zayn Malik just revealed who told him to LEAVE One Direction!

Pics 08/07/2016

Finally. Now obviously Zayn's spoken about quitting the band a fair bit since; but one thing he's never revealed is *who* gave him the nudge to do it. UNTIL NOW.

Yup - Zayn's now spoken candidly about who persuaded him to take the risk and go solo. Was it his parents? Did Perrie Edwards have a say back in the day? Um, nah. Not quite. It was actually an alien that made him do it.

An ALIEN, ladies and gentlemen.

Asked when he first realised he needed to break off from One Direction, Zayn quite matter-of-factly told Glamour: "An alien spoke to me in a dream."

Alrighty then...