In this week's A-List Insider: Zayn Malik is replaced by Liam Payne, Justin Bieber gets naked, and Damage discusses the X Factor.

Harry Styles speaks out over Zayn Malik's 1D exit

Zayn Malik
Zayn Malik quit one Direction in March Getty Images

Harry Styles has broken his silence on Zayn Malik's exit and depending on the way you look at it, he might have just lost some fans.

You might remember that Harry, Louis, Liam and Niall vowed to continue as a foursome after Zayn announced he was leaving the group to be a "normal 22-year-old".

During a recent chat with Entertainment Weekly, Styles said that the group has gone from strength to strength since Zayn's exit. He went so far as to say that their shows without him have been some of the best they've ever done.

He also revealed that Liam has stepped up during their performances of The Story Of My Life, which previously featured a big solo by Malik.

Do you think One Direction is better without Zayn?

Justin Bieber shares naked pictures of himself

While One Direction was letting go of Zayn, Justin Bieber was leaving his clothes behind.

The 21-year-old pop superstar attempted to break the internet this week when he stripped down to his birthday suit during a visit to Bora Bora.

After he shared the pictures of himself butt naked with the caption 'Look', Beliebers went into a meltdown. You see, it wasn't clear whether he was referring to his pert backside or instructing fans to focus instead on the stunning landscape.

Anyway, the hashtag #turnaroundjustin soon started trending on Twitter and Justin's sex symbol status was back at the optimum levels reached during his Calvin Klein campaign.

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber has teased fans with a nude snap Reuters

Damage feel sorry for modern boy bands

And finally, 90s R&B group Damage has claimed that bands have it harder these days because of shows like the X Factor.

When we caught up with them backstage at the Wireless Festival, where they performed, they said that the turnaround time in the music industry is so much quicker now.

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