Simon Cowell predicts that One Direction may make three more albums together - one of which they are currently working on - before breaking up.

“Bands don't stay together forever, “ he told “I think they will make at least two more albums together (after the current one)."

He has reportedly assembled a new eight-piece boy band during the latest series of The X Factor.

One Direction famously came together through the ITV talent show in 2010, and Cowell hopes to attain similar success with the new outfit. All eight members of the new band impressed Cowell as individual performers but failed to make it through as solo artists.