Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Malik told to ‘get his act together’

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Zayn Malik
One Direction album promotional tour press conference, Tokyo, Japan - 18 Jan 2013
One Direction's first press conference in Japan to promote their new album Take Me Home. The boy band are here for 3 days and will appear on Japanese TV's Friday night music show tonight before hosting a fan party on Saturday
Zayn Malik

One Direction star Zayn Malik is so forgetful he’s reportedly been told to “get his actor together” by tour bosses before the band embarks upon the North American leg of their tour next month.

The 20-year-old singer has long concerned bandmates Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson with his spotty memory.

According to UK newspaper The Sun, the group’s minders are worried about how his forgetfulness will affect their ongoing Take Me Home world tour.

The outlet reports the problem has become so bad a roadie has dubbed Zayn “Nellie”, an ironic reference to the 1950s song by British singer Ralph Butler about intelligent Nellie the Elephant.

Bosses have reportedly warned Zayn to straighten up.

“Zayn has been told to get his act together this time,” a source told the outlet.

Liam confessed Zayn’s forgetfulness has been a problem in the past.

“Zayn is the most likely to forget his passport, and has done a number of times,” he admitted, while Harry said the singer often “forgets to pack his suitcase before tours".

Zayn has yet to comment on the reports.

One Direction are currently performing dates in Spain, Portugal and Turkey into next week.

They will embark upon the North American leg of their tour on June 8, playing in Mexico, Canada and the US through August before jetting to Australia and New Zealand in September and October.

Their final shows will commence in Japan November 2 and 3.

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