Zayn Malik gets fans super excited after he posts about One Direction

He left the group in 2015

Zayn Malik

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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Rewind back to March 2015, Zayn Malik decided to leave the immensely successful boyband One Direction, and fans were left distraught. Now, three years later, despite the remaining four starting a hiatus in 2016, all five of the boys are having very successful solo careers, however, there are ENDLESS rumours that there might be (or might not be) a One Direction reunion on the horizon.

Now, former member Zayn Malik has left his fans super excited after mentioning the boyband on Instagram. Posting a pic showing a black and grey jacket and a pair of trainers, with the words, '1 billion views DTD', written on them, he captioned the photo, 'From 1D days .... just shipped out to a couple of you ๐Ÿ˜Ž'.

Of course it wasn't long before fans noticed the mention of his former boyband, and now, less than a day after the post, it has attracted a massive 55,000 comments at the time of writing. It's also amassed 1.6 million likes. With comments such as, 'O. M. G. Did you JUST say 1D?!?!?', 'We never forget you guys ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›โค๏ธ', and '๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜ญ', it's clear that One Direction are still very much in their fans' hearts!

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In fact it was only last month that a HUGE 1D fan did a university presentation on the One Direction boys saying, 'One Direction is a lot more than just a band, because they shaped me.'

University student Mallory Adams explained in the video, "I had 246 posters on my wall when I was 15, and I would do the same today.

"Itโ€™s been the most consistent thing in my life. Iโ€™ve travelled to four different states solely for the purpose of seeing the boys, making it a total of six concerts in five different states - these being California twice, Arizona, Vegas, Indiana, and my own state, Utah. Unfortunately, I cried my eyes out at every concert."

Take a look at One Direction through the years:


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One Direction auditioning on The X Factor

One Direction formed on The X Factor in 2010. All five members auditioned as individual contestants and were put together as a group by Simon Cowell.

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One Direction wait for the results

The band failed to win The X Factor, coming in at third place, however that didn't stop them becoming world famous.

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One Direction return to The X Factor

After a successful year in the music industry, One Direction returned to the show that made them famous, to perform.

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One Direction: This Is Us

In 2013 the band released One Direction: This Is Us, a documentary film about the group with many clips and songs. It was very popular with fans and took nearly $70,000 million at the box office.

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Zayn announces he's leaving

Zayn broke many fans' hearts by announcing he was going to leave the group in 2015.

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One Direction continues as a group of four

The remaining four members continued for a few months before announcing they would be starting an hiatus in January 2016.

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Harry Styles stars in Dunkirk

Harry Styles released his self-titled album in 2017, but also starred in his first feature film, Dunkirk.

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Niall Horan released solo music

Niall Horan released solo music, and his now on his 'Flicker' world tour.

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Zayn has released music

Since leaving the group Zayn Malik has had a number of solo singles including a collaboration with Sia, 'From Dusk Till Dawn'.

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Liam teamed up with Rita Ora on 'For You'

Liam Payne released solo music including the huge song 'For You' with Rita Ora.

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Louis Tomlinson is now a judge on The X Factor

Louis Tomlinson has released some solo music, but he has now become a new judge on The X Factor.

Mallory went on to reveal that her favourite member of the group is Niall Horan, posting a short video of when she met her idol at the age of 12.

Although the One Direction online shop closed last month, making many fans think there was no hope of a reunion, it wasn't long before the reunion rumours were back. New X Factor judge Louis Tomlinson revealed in an interview that they 'could' reunite. Liam Payne then uploaded a photo of the band from the beginning of their incredible journey as One Direction, Liam simply captioned the snap '1000 days'.

Liam then addressed the rumours while in Australia saying, "Me personally as me, I would love to get back together at some point. I think when it is all comfortable for everyone else. Rushing these things is how things get messed up."

The 'For You' singer continued, "We made such great success and that comes at a cost and I think we need to take that into account. I think we will all benefit by getting to know ourselves a bit better rather than ourselves within the band and I have always said this."

In other Zayn Malik news, as well as getting One Direction fans super excited, he has also divided fans by unveiling a new tattoo on his head!

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