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The chart-topping boy band - which also includes Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson - are set to go on a break next year and the 22-year-old singer has revealed he's keen on being able to eat or drink whatever he pleases during their time off.

He told E! News: "We're just looking forward to heading home. I personally haven't been home in awhile and that's going to be good to see the family and eat like crazy.

"At home, we do this thing called 12 pubs of Christmas. You've got five minutes to finish a pint and you're done."

His comments are in stark contrast to his revelations earlier this week, where he admitted his New Year resolution was to train harder at the gym.

He shared: "I'm going to train, succeed in the gym

this year. I always do it when I'm on tour and then when I get home, I'm c**p. Yeah, I would like to succeed properly and get the job done."

His band mates have similar health kicks in mind, with Liam Payne revealing he'd like to give up smoking.

He said at the time: "I'm going to try and give up smoking, which is hard, but I do want to. I want to. It's about time. Need to grow up now."