Niall Horan has shut down rumours of a One Direction reunion, saying the band have no plans to reunite in the near future.

The 26-year-old Mullingar man said the chart-topping band, who announced their hiatus in 2016, have no plans to get back together for their ten-year anniversary in July.

Speaking to Jamie Redknapp on Redknapp's Home Fixture, Horan admitted 1D fans will be waiting a while longer to see Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and former member Zayn Malik back on stage together.

"There was a bit of talk about it because in July it's ten years since the band got together, so everyone was waiting to see if anything was going to happen.

"We've been chatting about it, little bits and pieces that we can do, but nothing in terms of getting the band back together, so for now, no."

Last month, Liam Payne said the boyband were discussing ways they could celebrate their upcoming anniversary, and confirmed that he had been talking with Styles, Horan and Tomlinson over ways of marking the milestone. However, he did not mention if Zayn Malik, who quit One Direction in 2015, would be involved.

Speaking to The Sun Payne said: "We've got a 10-year anniversary coming up so we've all been speaking together a lot over the last few weeks which has been really nice.

"To hear a lot of people's voices and seeing old content and different things that we haven't seen for a long time or never seen before, it's very interesting.

"At the moment I'm not sure what I'm allowed to say. There's a number of different things that we are all working on to try and make happen and people are forwarding emails around."But more than anything it's just been a real good time for us to connect together again."

One Direction formed on The X Factor in July 2010 and went on to become one of the most successful boy bands ever, selling more than 50 million records around the world.

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