Zayn Malik cancels first solo TV interview

Singer Zayn Malik. Photo / Getty Images
Singer Zayn Malik. Photo / Getty Images

Pop star Zayn Malik has pulled out of his first TV interview since his split from One Direction.

The British singer, who quit the boy band in March, was scheduled to be interviewed by UK presenter Graham Norton about his new music on Friday, to coincide with the release of his debut solo single, Pillowtalk.

The interview was reportedly due to record in London on Thursday evening but Malik scrapped his chat to continue work on his album, which is due for release later this year.

"Unfortunately, there was a scheduling conflict as Zayn is currently in the studio completing his album," his spokesperson told

The pop star has discussed his split from the group and their current relationship in magazine interviews in recent months, but his appearance on The Graham Norton Show would have been his first solo TV chat.

He recently told Britain's Culture magazine that Pillowtalk was about sex, saying, "I think I'm pretty black and white about what it's about. Everybody has sex, and it's something people want to hear about.

It's part of everybody's life, a very big part of life! And you don't want to sweep it under the carpet. It has to be talked about."

During that interview, Malik revealed he prefers to date famous women, such as his ex-fiancee Perrie Edwards and rumoured current girlfriend Gigi Hadid, because he can "skip the explanation phase".

"There's no real trust issues in a sense (when dating a famous woman) - like, 'Is this person gonna record me while I'm taking a p**s?'... It's just life. The situations that I'm in grant me to be around them sort of people (sic), you know what I mean? And luckily, you get to have a conversation with them sort of people (sic). Because there's a lot of fit celebrity birds," he said.


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