One of the guys who more or less helped discover Zayn Malik is now speaking out about his departure from One Direction.
X Factor UK judge Louis Walsh opened up about the 22-year-old singer’s decision and how it likely had something to do with fiancee Perrie Edwards.
“What I found in the past is as things get on, and as they get girlfriends, the girlfriends are whispering things in their ears and saying like, ‘You should be a solo star,’ ‘You should be the lead singer.’ That’s usually the problem,” Louis told Ireland’s RTE Radio One (via E! News).
When asked if he thinks Perrie is the new Yoko Ono, he said, “Yeah, it happens in every band. Happens in every band in the whole world. But they’ve had an amazing five years.”
You can watch Zayn‘s original audition with Louis below!
Zayn Malik Original X Factor UK Audition
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