One Direction star Zayn Malik was left frantic during his first ever flight when bandmate Louis Tomlinson fooled him into thinking the aircraft would turn upside down.

The 19 year old had never travelled on a plane before finding fame with the group, and his pals in the group took the opportunity to play a prank on him during their first journey together.

Malik recalls, "I'd never been on a plane before, which is a bit sad and depressing - I'd never actually been anywhere outside of the U.K. before. So I was a bit nervous about it.

"The lads made me feel really (uncomfortable) because the first time we got up into the air Louis turned to me and goes: 'This is where the plane does a loop the loop, goes upside down'. I believed it, I was so gullible, the first time."