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One Direction reported to be taking indefinite break in March

A spokesman for One Direction is declining to comment on a report that the chart-topping boy band will take an indefinite break starting next March.

Speculation about a split grew after Zayn Malik quit the group earlier this year

The members of One Direction, from left, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, seen here performing on ABC's "Good Morning America" in New York on August 4, are reported to be planning an indefinite hiatus beginning in March. (Charles Sykes/Invision/Associated Press)

A spokesman for One Direction is declining to comment on a report that the chart-topping boy band will take an indefinite break starting next March.

Publicist Simon Jones says he won't comment on "speculation."

The Sun newspaper reported Monday that band members would go separate ways after finishing a tour this autumn and promoting their fifth album.

One Direction formed in 2010 after five teenagers — Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik — auditioned individually for the British TV talent show The X Factor. Simon Cowell had the idea of putting them together as a boy band.

Speculation about a split grew after Malik quit the group earlier this year.

One Direction is currently on the North American leg of a tour that is due to end Oct. 31 in Sheffield, England. The band has a Montreal show on Sept. 5, followed by two shows slated for Ottawa on Sept. 8 and 9.

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