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'Harry Styles will be next to leave One Direction', predicts director Morgan Spurlock

April 20, 2015
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One Direction fans are still coming to terms with the shock exit of Zayn Malik last month – and, according to film-maker Morgan Spurlock, it won't be long before another member of the hit boyband announces their departure.Morgan, who worked closely with the boys while directing the 2013 docu-film One Direction: This Is Us, has predicted that Harry Styles will be next to walk away from 1D.

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Morgan Spurlock directed the docu-film One Direction: This Is Us

"I think they'll stay together for a little bit longer and I think at some point Harry will probably leave," he told TMZ at the weekend. "He'll probably be next, and then Niall and Louis and eh – I think those three guys are going to become like the new Bell Biv DeVoe," he joked, referring to the US trio, who branched off from New Edition in 1989.Morgan, who said he shed a tear upon hearing that Zayn had quit the band, admitted he wasn't that surprised by Zayn's decision, calling him "the most talented guy in that group"."He's an incredible singer," he said. "All of them are talented singers, that's why they were all put together. But to make the decision to leave and go off on your own and chase a solo career in the midst of being as famous as you are, as successful as you are – you can't fault someone for that."

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Zayn Malik with his mum Trish at the Asian Awards on 17 April

One Direction – Harry, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne – recently wrapped up the latest leg of their On The Road Again tour, and are enjoying some time out before returning to the stage in Cardiff on 5 June.Zayn, meanwhile, has been working on his solo career with hit producer Naughty Boy, who was on hand to present Zayn with a trophy for his Outstanding Contribution to Music at the Asian Awards last week.It was Zayn's first independent award since leaving 1D, and he paid tribute to his former bandmates in a humble speech. "I'm not really a guy of many words normally," he began. "I don't normally do the speeches. "I'd like to thank my mum and dad, and I'd also like to take this moment to thank four of the best guys that I ever met whilst being in the band and doing all the amazing things that I did. Some of the things that we did will stay with me for the rest of my life and I'm thankful for that."Here's to the future," he concluded.

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