The former One Direction star sat down for his first interview in six years, and his Yorkshire accent has not budged one bit.
In news which shook the One Direction fandom to the core, Zayn Malik sat down with Alex Cooper for her popular ‘Call Her Daddy’ podcast this week.
A teaser for the episode was released on social media on Tuesday 11 July before the release of the full episode today, Wednesday 12 July 2023.
Having not spoken in the public eye for a whopping 6 years, fans were absolutely stunned at his appearance and delighted to have him back on the scene.
— Call Her Daddy (@callherdaddy) July 11, 2023
However, there was one thing which viewers were particularly left shocked at…his accent.
Growing up in Bradford, Zayn always had a strong Yorkshire accent which was apparent during the iconic One Direction era.
However, due to ex-band members Liam Payne and Harry Styles showcasing their extremely bizarre accents (a mix of British/American/whatever else) on television recently, nobody expected Zayn to still have such a thick Yorkshire twang.
Fans took to social media to express their feelings:
so happy zayn malik never lost his bradford accent.
— grace ❂ (@graciemustdie) July 12, 2023
really enjoying the reading all comments of confused american’s hearing zayn malik’s bradford accent and being like ‘what kind of british is this’ https://t.co/aDyCUneFRk
— dr jodie collins (@jodcoll) July 12, 2023
who was gonna tell me zayn malik had a thick THICK accent
— fish ⋆☁︎ (@fishescum) July 12, 2023
Other than revealing accent, Malik also spoke about why he’s been off the grid over the past six years: “Since I’ve had my daughter, the main thing in my mind is trying to be a good example to her,” he said.
“That’s why I’m even doing this interview, you know? I used to get a lot of anxiety around having a conversation like this. And I want her to be able to look at me and be like, ‘Yo, my dad’s doing this.’”
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