Where Was Zayn Malik During One Direction’s MTV EMAs Acceptance Speech?

One Direction were the big winners at last night’s MTV Europe Music Awards, with them bagging an impressive three gongs, despite not actually attending the ceremony. However, the real question of the evening was – where was Zayn Malik during the acceptance speech?

It doesn’t take much to send those Directioners into a frenzy and last night was no different, as fans were quick to take to Twitter to discuss Zayn’s whereabouts. The boys managed to bag the awards for Best Live, Best Pop and Biggest Fans last night, but they still made sure they left a thankyou message for their army of fans.

The boys apologised for not being there, adding that they wished they could be, but despite there being four out of five band members present – all attention was on the missing Malik. However, after noticing the chaos online, MTV EMAs backstage presenter Laura Whitmore addressed the speculation, saying that Zayn had just been feeling ill, so wasn’t able to film the clip. Phew! The boys could have explained though, they know how those fans worry…

Laura said, according to Yahoo: “Zayn was ill that day – he hasn’t left the band, don’t worry!”

Fans don’t fret! Malik hasn’t left the band (WENN)

It’s not known why the 1D boys couldn’t actually attend the EMAs, but they’ve been hard at work promoting their brand new album, Four, recently, ahead of the November 17th release date. They also held a livestream for fans yesterday, so maybe that had something to do with their absence.

Ariana Grande We certainly have no problem with this number (Lia Toby/WENN)