Zayne Malik never wanted to be famous

Zayn Malik has revealed that he “never” wanted to be famous.

The One Direction singer, who announced he’d quit the band on Wednesday, admitted he had no “master plan” about becoming a celebrity when he went to audition for the X Factor.

In a previously unreleased interview from 2012, when asked if he expected his life to be how it is now, he told¬†Rolling Stone¬†magazine: “No, not at all. This isn’t what I thought I was going to be doing. I just went for the experience.

“I never went with a master plan, thinking, ‘I want to be famous.’ I literally went for an experience thing on the show and just hoped that… I guess I just got lucky.”

The star also revealed he was struggling with the success of the band, admitting he found it “hard to put into words” how he felt about causing mass hysteria wherever he went.

Zayn has always said he’d like to work behind the scenes as a songwriter or producer, and it would seem he wasted no time in doing so as he was spotted at a studio in London on Thursday.