Louis Tomlinson has announced that he and Simon Cowell's record label Syco "have agreed to part ways".

Taking to Twitter, the 28-year-old One Directon star announced his amicable split from the label, saying he's now ''really excited for the future''.

''Hope everyone is doing ok! Just wanted to let you know that Syco Music and I have agreed to part ways. I'm really excited for the future and to be back in the studio writing the next album. Can't wait to finally see you all on tour!!

''Stay safe and see you soon, Louis x (sic)''

Earlier in the year, Tomlinson said he was not ready for "how long" a hiatus One Direction have taken, and that he felt "a bit petulant" when the decision was made.

The singer-songwriter and his co-stars Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan parted ways in 2016 after five years together and Tomlinson said the temporary split hit him "like a ton of bricks".

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