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One Direction fans are going to be in for quite the treat as it looks like Zayn Malik will be taking to the stage at tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards.

The newly single star is reportedly set to perform at the annual bash.

Former boy band star Zayn looks set to take to the stage with American star The Weeknd, who has teamed up with likes of Ed Sheeran and Kanye West on his upcoming album.

A source said: “He’s been rehearsing all day. Obviously when you spend so much time with a band and a group you have support so now he’s on his own it’s different.

Earlier this month Zayn posted the title of a song by The Weeknd on Twitter, writing: "High for this … Weekend tune on a Tuesday ha.”

Zayn, who is in LA working on his debut solo album, is currently being supported by his mum Tricia in the States.

The source continued: “His mum flew out especially they’re close so she wanted to see her son’s big day.”

The former 1D heartthrob had his mother by his side as they left Mastros Steak house in Beverly Hills after enjoying dinner together on Friday night.