We were shocked (and a little miffed) when we heard that Zayn Malik had allegedly cheated on his girlfriend, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.

But while we'd always hoped One Direction were just as clean cut as they are made out to be, we should have remembered that cheating is a common occurrence amongst the male of the celeb species.

From MC Harvey to Hugh Grant, over the years there have been loads of love rats who have enraged us and disappointed us in equal measure with their inability to keep it in their trousers.

So while Zayn and Perrie try to save their relationship (which according to the Sun, they are attempting to do after he jetted into the UK for crisis talks), take a look at celebville's most notorious lotharios...

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  • Ashley Cole

    Ashley Cole became public enemy number one when it was uncovered that he'd been cheating on his wife, and the nation's sweetheart, Cheryl Cole in 2008 with a hairdresser. But even after a string of other women came forward to say Ash had bedded them too, Chezza still took him back. But their marriage came to an end in 2010 after a tabloid exposed him as having done the dirty again.

  • Hugh Grant

    Hugh Grant stunned us all when he cheated on then girlfriend Liz Hurley with Los Angeles street prostitute Divine Brown in 1995. Unfortunately for him, he was busted by the police as well as by Liz.

  • Mc Harvey

    MC Harvey left wife Alesha Dixon devastated when he cheated on her with 'Popstars: The Rivals' flop Javine Hylton. The couple went on to have a child together, but later split when Harvey was unfaithful again. Well, a leopard never changes its spots...

  • Mark Owen

    Take That star Mark Owen has confessed to having affairs with 10 women since he began seeing his wife Emma - almost putting him on par with Tiger Woods in the infidelity stakes.

  • Wayne Rooney

    Footballers these days seem virtually incapable of keeping their trousers zipped up and Wayne Rooney was no exception when he allegedly paid hooker Juicy Jenny £1200-a-night. They reportedly met up for up to seven romps, all while wife Coleen was pregnant with baby Kai.

  • Tiger Woods

    Golfing legend Tiger hit the headlines in spectacular fashion in 2009 when a string of women came forward claiming to have had affairs with him.

  • Vernon Kay

    Vernon Kay has confessed to sending sexy texts to a number of different women, leaving wife Tess Daly furious but still standing by him.

  • Jude Law

    Jude Law was exposed as cheating on Sienna Miller when Daisy Wright sold her story to the press. He got dumped for his troubles, but still Sienna took him back a few years later.

  • Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt has always denied cheating on Jennifer Aniston, but he was heavily rumoured to have been hooking up with Angelina Jolie while they filmed 'Mr and Mrs Smith' together.

  • Rupert Sanders

    It was the affair that rocked Hollywood - director Rupert Sanders did the dirty on his model wife Liberty Ross and broke up one of the most solid couples in celebville in the process when he had a secret liaison with Kristen Stewart.

  • Gareth Gates

    Gareth Gates was alleged to have been conducting an affair with his young 'Les Miserables' co-star Katie Hall, while his wife Suzanne was at home looking after their young child.

  • John Terry

    Chelsea footballer John Terry lost the England captaincy after it emerged he'd cheated on his wife Toni with the partner of his former team-mate Wayne Bridge.

  • Zayn Malik

    Zayn Malik broke many Directioners' (and girlfriend Perrie Edwards') hearts when an Aussie waitress claimed to have bedded the boybander after a party at his home, and even had a snap of a sleeping Zayn to prove it.

  • David Letterman

    David Letterman confessed to a string of affairs with female colleagues after he became the victim of an alleged blackmail attempt in September 2009.

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