02/02/2016 05:54 GMT | Updated 02/02/2016 05:59 GMT

Zayn Malik's Single 'Pillowtalk' Heading For Number One, As Solo Star Cancels Another Appearance Last-Minute

Zayn Malik looks set to nab the number one spot in Friday’s official singles chart, despite the fact he’s bailed on another appearance to promote the track.


The former One Direction singer was due to be interviewed on Greg James’s Radio 1 show, however, he pulled out just 45 minutes before he was due to go on air.

A representative for Zayn subsequently told The Mirror: “Unfortunately there was a scheduling conflict as Zayn is currently in the studio completing his album."

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Meanwhile, a source is quoted as telling MailOnline: “Radio 1 has supported Zayn from day one so it’s very disappointing for all the UK fans not to see him.

“They had so many people outside the studios and Greg had some big surprises lined up.”

Nevertheless, he still looks set to top the chart, and is a whopping 23,000 sales ahead of his closest competitor, Jonas Blue.

Last week, on the day of the single’s release, Zayn was due to appear on Nick Grimshaw’s breakfast show and Graham Norton’s BBC1 chat show, however, he pulled out of both appearances.

He hasn’t totally abandoned us in favour of the studio though, and last week he appeared on 1Xtra, Clara Amfo’s Radio 1 show and in a one-off interview with Zane Lowe for Beats 1.

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