He might look all mean 'n' moody most of the time but Zayn Malik is just a big old softie it seems.

The One Direction star has revealed he was so scared when he took his first ever flight that he was almost reduced to tears.

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Before hitting the big time with the band, Zayn had never been out of the UK, let alone on a plane - somthing his One Direction bandmates took full advantage of.

The 19-year-old told the Daily Star: "I'd never been on a plane before, which is a bit sad and depressing - I'd never actually been anywhere outside of the UK before. So I was a bit nervous about it.

"The lads made me feel really (uncomfortable) because the first time we got up into the air Louis (Tomlinson) turned to me and goes: 'This is where the plane does a loop the loop, goes upside down'.

"I believed it, I was so gullible, I nearly cried."

Bless.

Meanwhile, Zayn's mum has revealed she thinks his girlfriend, Perrie Edwards of Little Mix, would be the 'perfect daughter-in-law'.

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Zayn was snapped with girlfriend Perrie in New York this week

Patricia Malik told Heat: "She would be a perfect daughter-in-law. I don't think we'll be seeing a proposal anytime soon, because they both want to focus on their careers.

"She's lovely though. Zayn saw her on the telly and knew he liked her - he just had to convince her.

"Our families are each other's families now."

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