- Publish Date
- Thursday, 14 January 2016, 8:31AM
It was promised to fans that their extended 2016 'break' was definitely not a 'break up' but it's starting to sound a bit more permanent.
Allegedly the four remaining band members - Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson - have not renewed their contracts.
According to Us Weekly, the band has finally run its course following the departure of fifth member Zayn Malik in March 2015 and their subsequent decision to take time off that August.
The four members wrapped their tour in October and a close source says: “The 1D thing just ran its course. They’ll remain friends, but they are exhausted and want solo careers.”
Not necessarily in front of a mic, though. “Liam is really interested in songwriting and production,” says a second insider. And Styles, is looking toward the big screen. Adds the first source, “Harry is launching a career in acting and singing” appearing to support reports that Harry wants to move to Hollywood and has already been scouted by international-selling music producer Jay Z.