So the race is on to see which of the remaining One Direction singers will be the next to leave. The smart money seems to be on Harry Styles’ imminent departure, but the Irish Independent reports that Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne are busy planning their solo careers.

I’m not sure why, but I predict that Horan will eventually jump into the Irish showband circuit. Maybe it’s the Mullingar connection.

Adding to the angst felt by the Remaining Four, former buddy Zayn Malik has scrubbed his Twitter account of all references to 1D. Which is the modern-day equivalent of pistols at dawn, or something.