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Ronan Keating says Zayn Malik will regret leaving boyband One Direction

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Ronan Keating thinks Zayn made the wrong decision to leave 1D.

The Boyzone star emphasised the stress and pressure of being in a band but thinks Zayn should have stayed with the biggest boyband since Take That.

“I know what a pressure cooker being in a band like that can be,” he revealed.

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“I felt like that too – I had to get out, but I don’t think he should have left. I think he should have taken a break instead.”

“Because he will regret it. It’s a great band, a great opportunity. He’s a young lad, and I think he will regret it.”

Ronan who is in the middle of recording a “pop folk” solo album and divulged that his work on the stage show Once greatly influenced him as singer and songwriter.

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“It sounds like Glen Hansard and Damien Rice and Ray LaMontagne, John Mayer,” he told Bang Showbiz.

“It’s got a more organic kind of pop folk feel, singer/songwritery feel to the songs.”

“I mean, I was working on the show, Once, over the winter and that very much influenced me as a guitar player and as a songwriter.

“So there’s this much more kind of pop folk feel to these songs.”