Rumours surrounding a One Direction reunion have been going on for years. Last year seemed like the most likely time for the band to get together as it marked the 10-year anniversary of their original formation. Instead, fans received a memorial website celebrating the band’s journey. Now, a close friend of Styles has called for the star to get back with the band.
Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks has revealed she would love for Styles to get back with the rest of the group – Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan.
She said: “I think it’s a good idea [for them to get back together]. For all we know, One Direction is completely broken up forever.
“I think those guys are friends, and five or ten years down the road, they could all go: ‘You know what, wouldn’t it be really fun to do a One Direction tour?’ Because that’s what people do.” (Via Vogue)
The 73-year-old would know all about band reunions, as Fleetwood Mac got back together in 1997 after splitting a year prior.
Nicks went on to add: “I wouldn’t be surprised if [One Direction] did reunite at some point just because they can. And because it would just be fun.” The star and Styles have built a strong friendship over the past few years, and says with some authority that the Watermelon Sugar singer would “never stomp on reunion plans”. She went on: “He would never say: ‘Never! I would never do that again!’ Because why not just keep the door open?” The Chain singer has previously revealed just how much she loves Styles, calling him the “son she never had”.
Payne said earlier this year: “I spoke to Louis about it and we were saying it has to be sooner rather than later.”
Tomlinson himself teased fans with a vague tweet about the plans, as well.
He wrote in March, on the anniversary of the band’s birth: “11 years since my first audition! I had no idea on that day just how much would have changed between then and now. Thank you to everyone who’s been there for me along the way! We’re only just getting started!”
Ladbrokes recently awarded One Direction 5/2 on reuniting in the next 12 months.
The firm’s Alex Apati said: “It’s bad news for Directioners; while we’ll soon be seeing more of Harry Styles on our screens, his busy schedule means a 1D reunion in the next 12 months now looks less likely than ever.”