Malik almost fired by One Direction

Zayn Malik’s sleepiness nearly cost him his spot in the ban

Zayn Malik’s “struggle to get out of bed” nearly cost him his spot in One Direction.

The British boy band, which consists of Zayn, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, rose to fame after performing on The X Factor UK in 2010.

But during a press conference for their new movie This Is Us, Liam revealed that his bandmate Zayn was almost fired from the group in their first week because he overslept.

“The first week we got together it was all a bit strange trying to get people together for rehearsals. Still to this day it’s a struggle to get Zayn out of bed,” Liam shared.

“Remember he didn’t show up and you were going to fire him?” director Morgan Spurlock noted.

Zayn insists he has come a long way since and his professionalism has certainly paid off.

The 20-year-old singer was recently able to buy his mother a home from the money he’s earned and he admits that he’s very proud that he was able to help her.

“It was quite strange filming because it was the first time I’d actually spoken to my mom about it and she’d gone round the house,” Zayn explained.

“It was quite strange but it was good and it’s amazing thing to do.

“I can look back on that in a few years’ time and I’ve got amazing footage of my mom seeing the house for the first time.”

One Direction’s new documentary, which charts their spectacular rise to stardom, will be released in cinemas at the end of this month.

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