- 14 Oct 16
For the moment the boys are going their own separate ways – but on Graham Norton tonight, the Mulling singer says that the band will get back together soonish.
One Direction star Niall Horan has forecast that the band are likely to come together again in "the foreseeable future".
The 23-year-old Mullingar singer is a guest on tonight's Graham Norton Show alongside actors Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and fellow Irishman Chris O'Dowd. When asked by Norton about a OneDirection comeback, Horan responded that the door is still open.
"For now we are doing our own thing,” he said. "We can't put a date on it but it won't be in 50 years' time. It's in the foreseeable future. We’ve talked about it, but for now we'll just play by ear and see what happens."
Horan recently released his debut solo single, This Town. However, he acknowledged during the interview that he still misses the other members of the band, who went their separate ways earlier this year.
"Of course I do,” he stated. "We were all writing and recording, but recently I have begun to think, 'This is it now. I am writing an album for me and I am probably going to tour it on my own'."
Horan also dismissed suggestions that the love song was written about anyone in particular. He said that it was based on his home town of Mullingar.
"It's sort of about Mullingar but it has a double meaning,” he said. "Everything comes back to home, but there is the female aspect too. Everyone wants to know, but it's not about anyone in particular. I've cleared that up on national television now.
In a humorous note, Horan revealed that, if he fails to get a taxi on his way home from a night out, the local gardaí often pull over to give the town's most famous son a lift home "I remember when they used to do that for a different reason,” he laughed.