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One Direction Make First TV Appearance Without Zayn Malik

05/18/2015
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(Radio.com) One Direction made their debuted on the talk show circuit last Thursday night (May 14) as a four-piece and didn't disappoint. On the Late Late Show with James Corden, the guys sat down for a little chat that definitely focused on their lives without their recently departed member Zayn Malik.

Liam Payne even admitted that he and his bandmates felt angry and disappointed when Zayn told them he was leaving. 'It's like anything, at first we were a little bit angry. Obviously we were surprised, but I think we all knew the general vibe Zayn was feeling," Payne said, explaining, "There's certain parts of this job that Zayn loved, and certain parts he didn't. And if you don't like your job, you've got to follow your heart sometimes and go where you need to go."

No hard feelings though, and as Payne explained, the band would 'carry on as usual." Louis Tomlinson did reference his recent Twitter spat with his former bandmate, telling the crowd,'There's been a bit of back and forth. We're on good terms with him." Later saying, their differences have been "resolved," but that doesn't mean it couldn't happen again.

"I've never been very good at biting me tongue, maybe I get it from my mum," he said. "But…it's just one of those things. Twitter is good for connecting with fans and good for saying things you shouldn't. Or bad in this case."

But again, Tomlinson said, it's "all good in the hood" when it comes to him and Zayn. Niall Horan also put all fears of a breakup to rest saying, 'The four of us love every part of it. The shows have been great on the tour and the fans deserve it. They've been absolutely fantastic to us. We enjoy every aspect of it."

And no, according to Harry Styles, they never, ever thought of replacing Zayn. The guys didn't give too much away about the follow-up to 2014's Four, only Horan said, 'We're looking forward to bringing out a new record and going on more tours and stuff. We're really enjoying it."

Of course, the guys didn't manage to have a little fun with their British host, playing a very serious game of dodgeball as Corden's Angels that included a whole training montage. According to Harry Styles, this is what all the singing was for. And even more importantly, Corden swears this is how the Beatles and the Rolling Stones became who they are, winning dodgeball.

Perhaps Corden could fill in for Zayn, at least for one night. Watch the clip, which features a lot of references to balls, here.

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