A charity book starring One Direction is reportedly set to be rewritten to remove ex-bandmate Zayn Malik.

The Curious Tale of Fi-Rex will include a string of celebrity characters and money from sales will go towards Children In Need. 

The What Makes You Beautiful hitmakers are depicted as a group of frogs called Pond Direction, however illustrators have edited the book after Malik left the group in March in a bid to live "a normal life". 

Speaking to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, a source said: "Although there are lots of celebs helping with the book, One Direction are by far the most appealing... to young readers so the publishers had to ensure their most popular pages would be up-to-date."

Other stars slated to appear in the charity book include singer Kylie Minogue, Amanda Holden and Ronan Keating.