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Who’s leaving One Direction next?

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Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction might be just the beginning, as rumor has it even before Wednesday’s announcement that band member Harry Styles had also started eyeing the exit. “Harry has told his friends that the wants to get into acting. He loves Los Angeles,” a source tells E! News. “Harry has distanced himself from the rest of the band over the last year. He considers himself to be on a different path to the other boys.”

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Despite the acting aspirations, though, Styles is apparently looking to just leave One Direction, not music altogether, as the source adds that Styles has been working on some solo side projects. “He certainly has hopes of doing solo stuff, branching out on his own, and so this might be the natural juncture in which to do that,” the source says. “He’s been writing with other artists like Meghan Trainor, Kodaline and Ariana Grande.” And honestly, wasn’t Styles the one we were always expecting to quit first to begin with?

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