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    Here's Proof That One Direction Feel Really, Really Awkward Talking About Zayn

    "You could cut the tension in here with a knife...Let's make some jokes!"

    It's been almost nine months since Zayn Malik left One Direction, and although he is happy to speak candidly about the situation, his ex-bandmates have remained largely silent.

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    So when the foursome appeared on Ellen DeGeneres's talk show on Wednesday, it was only natural for her to ask them questions about Zayn's departure.

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    Liam and Louis seemed pretty subdued as they answered questions about Zayn...

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    Ellen: Did he talk about it for a while, that he was leaving?

    Louis: I think we kind of had a feeling... Yeah. I don't really know.

    Until Harry couldn't handle the awkwardness any longer, and burst out laughing.

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    Ellen: Why are you laughing?

    Harry: Because you could cut the tension in here with a knife! Let's make some jokes!

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