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Stephen Hawking consoles One Direction fans

By | Published on Monday 27 April 2015

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If you’re still upset about Zayn Malik leaving One Direction, you shouldn’t be. Partly because the whole group will split soon, so it’s not going to matter that much in the long run. But also, says Stephen Hawking, because if you could work out how to travel to an alternative universe, you might find that he’s still in the group. So it’s all fine.

Speaking at an event at the Sydney Opera House, Hawking was asked about the “cosmological effect” of Malik’s departure from the group, reports BBC Newsbeat.

“My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics”, he replied. “One day there may well be proof of multiple universes. It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe. And in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction”.

So, hey, that also means that there could be a universe were One Direction will never split up. And also one where they are a death metal band. And one where they all have each other’s haircuts. And one where Harry killed and ate the other four. And one where they are a tap dancing troupe.

And one where they, rather than Simon Cowell, decided to form the group. And one where they formed a supergroup with Take That. And one where they actually won ‘X-Factor’. And one where they have their own range of orthopaedic shoes. But, we suspect, not one where Matt Cardle was more successful than them.