Niall Horan has said that he's stopped putting pressure on himself to write during the Covid-19 restrictions and is instead spending his time "cleaning, baking, reading and sitting in the sunshine".

Speaking on Friday night’s edition of The Graham Norton Show, the Mullingar native said: "At the beginning I was putting a lot of pressure on myself to write and then I thought, 'just take your time and if you don’t feel like it, don’t do it’."

He added, "I have done bits and pieces so when I get back into the studio, I am ready to go, but for the most part I have been cleaning, baking, reading and sitting in the sunshine. Apart from that, I’m not doing much." 

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga also features on Friday night’s show and she says she is "rolling with the punches" during the pandemic.

The singer, 34, has just released her new album, Chromatica, which features guest spots from Elton John and Ariana Grande.

She told Graham Norton: "I am so excited, I've been making it for two-and-a-half years."

Asked if it was strange to be launching the album, which was originally set for release earlier in the year but rescheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic, she said: "It's not odd. What is odd is being in the middle of a global pandemic.

"It is the way it is, and we don't always get to have things go the way that we see them in life.

"I've always had instilled in me that life can, and will, get very hard, so it's very important to roll with the punches and deal with it."

Friday night’s show also features actors Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Josh Gad and Michaela Coel.