22/01/2016 07:40 GMT | Updated 22/01/2016 07:59 GMT

Zayn Malik To Appear On 'The Graham Norton Show' For First Post-One Direction TV Interview

Zayn Malik is set to make his first solo TV appearance on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ next week.


The former One Direction singer will sit down on the chat show host’s sofa for his first televised interview since leaving the boyband in March last year.

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Zayn Malik

He’ll appear alongside Will Smith, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Zeta Jones, Toby Jones and Laura Mvula on Friday 29 January’s show.

Zayn is currently gearing up for the launch of his solo career, with new music expected in early spring.

He was recently featured on the cover of Billboard, Fader and L’Uomo Vogue magazines in the run up to his album campaign.

In the Billboard interview, Zayn opened up about the rift between him and the rest of One Direction that has come about since he left the group.

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One Direction

He admitted that while he’s tried to keep in touch, the remaining members of the group have been less than responsive.

“You can think one thing about a situation and the total opposite can happen,” he said.

“I had every intention of remaining friends with everybody, but I guess certain phone numbers have changed and I haven’t received calls from a lot of people. I’ve reached out to a few of them and not got a reply.

“Certain people have pride issues, but it’s stuff you overcome in time.”

‘The Graham Norton Show’ airs Fridays at 10.35pm on BBC One.

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