Zayn Malik has said he did not make "a single friend" for the five years he was a member of One Direction.

Speaking to the December Issue of British Vogue, the 25-year-old singer said he hasn't seen any of the members of the group in "a long time" and that the "relationships had broken apart" by the time he left the band.

In 2015 Malik quit One Direction and later admitted that he is fighting an ongoing battle with anxiety and self-confidence problems.

"I have always been a bit like that, though - always a bit of an island. I don't like to confer with too many people."

"I ain't spoke to any of them for a long time, to be honest with you. That's just the way it is. There's things that happen and things that were said after I left. Snide things. Small things that I would never have expected."

Opening up about his time in the chart-topping boyband, Malik added: "We went from theatres, to arenas, to stadiums - there was never any sort of bridge between. Just boom, boom, boom. 

"I guess that kind of progression to any mind - but especially when you're 17, 18 - it kind of affects you a little bit. People take it different ways - especially when there are five different personalities. The relationships had broken apart."

"That's just the way it is. People move on, people grow apart, people grow up."

Zayn auditioned for the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010,  singing Mario's Let Me Love You at the Manchester auditions. 

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