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BRITISH megaband One Direction split in 2015 after Zayn took a break from the band due to stress. The rest of the group followed suit shortly after and the band broke up permanently. 4 One Direction split in 2015. Credit: Splash News Liam and Louis have been teasing news of a ten-year anniversary surprise over the last few months. Who are the members of One Direction?
One Direction is comprised of Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik. When did One Direction break up? One Direction fans were left in turmoil back in 2015 when Zayn quit the band, citing "stress" after leaving the group's world tour. It didn't take long for the rest of the band to split later that year, and despite reassuring fans the break wouldn't be permanent — it ended up being that way. 4 From L-R: Liam, Louis, Zayn, Niall and Harry. Credit: EPA Liam told The Sun of the group's success post-split: "It's insane, it really is." "I still can't believe, I still feel like I don't know what the hell I'm doing. "It's amazing and everyone's had such great success. It's been great hearing a lot of Harry's stuff at the moment. "Adore You, I see it in the charts all the time. I think he's really found his sound at the moment which is a joy to watch." Simon Cowell, who helped their meteoric rise, recently commented on how he doesn't have anything to do with their careers anymore. He said: "I hear so many things now, which they're doing, which I'm not involved with. "It's a bit like I'm getting the hint you don't want me to come to the party. Sorry for making you famous…" Cowell added. When was the band formed? The band was formed on the X Factor on July 23, 2010. Individually, the boys were almost sent home on the ITV talent show. However, the judges decided that they were "too talented" to be leaving the competition, thus banding them together and beginning their One Direction journey. When is the 10 year anniversary of One Direction? One Direction's 10-year anniversary is on July 23. Yesterday, they excited fans by tweeting for the first time in two years to promise a "big announcement" on their big day. A post shared on the group's Twitter account for the first time since July 2018 teased: "Tomorrow! You and me got a whole lot of history #10YearsOf1D." 4 Fans were excited at the prospect of an anniversary special. Credit: Darren Fletcher - The Sun One fan on Twitter replied: "This will easily be the best week of 2020." Another begged: "Come back i've missed you." Someone else worried: "I just hope it doesn't come down to just a tweet thanking the fandom, because we've been waiting for some kind of hope for 4 years." Speaking exclusively to The Sun earlier this year, Liam, 26, revealed the boys were in talks of putting something special together for their decade anniversary. "We've got a 10-year anniversary coming up so we've all been speaking together a lot over the last few weeks which has been really nice. "There's a number of different things that we are all working on to try and make happen and people are forwarding emails around," he added. However, he didn't say whether former bandmate Zayn Malik, – who quit in 2015 – would be involved. Louis Tomlinson, 28, echoed his sentiments in January on the One Show: "I think it'll happen at some point, we'd be stupid not to." 4 The group was together for five years before their hiatus. Credit: Paul Rogers - The Times The band teased that they were secretly planning to celebrate their 10th anniversary with the possibility of treating fans to a huge show, TV special and brand new music. Rumours are swirled that the boy band worked together on a variety of hush-hush projects to celebrate their decade in music. Most read in Entertainment Exclusive SPLIFFANY BUTCHER EastEnders star Maisie Smith caught smoking spliff behind the wheel Exclusive 'HEARTBROKEN' Katie Price devastated as new puppy Rolo dies 5 months after Alsatian's death Sim-ply Blonde Towie's Chloe Sims looks unrecognisable as she ditches heavy make-up KIM TALKS Kim says she's 'powerless' as she speaks out on Kanye's 'painful' bipolar battle KEEP ON MOVING Splitting with Stormzy made me feel excited about life again, says Maya Jama EMM-OTIONAL Kelvin Fletcher says he's 'got goosebumps' as he returns to the Emmerdale set While all five are now on different recording labels and have solo deals, a source close to one of the singer's management teams told Page Six: "There's still a long way to go and a lot of hurdles. Obviously, at the moment anything they do would have to be done virtually. "But there's a lot of goodwill between them now and they want to make something happen."