That raunchy 'Pillowtalk' video featuring his new girlfriend Gigi Hadid won Zayn serious praise and shot straight up the charts to take the coveted number one slot on iTunes in 60 countries.
But all that wasn't enough to land himself in Piers' good books, instead the TV personality blasted Zayn's recent behaviour after he missed out on a Radio 1 interview and cancelled his appearance on Graham Norton.
Piers decided to put 'surly' Zayn in his place and offer him a few words of wisdom - even suggesting an alternative career for the solo artist.
In an interview on Good Morning Britain, he said: "I interviewed Zayn just before he left the band. He revealed a big tattoo of a gun on his hip and he was just surly the whole time.
"Well now he's being deliberately rude to people, pulling out of interviews, being difficult. Get over yourself mate, you're a multi-millionaire.
"If you don't want to be a popstar, go and do something else. Go and clean drains." Bit of a random suggestion, right?!
Piers' talk of Zayn abandoning life as a pop-star to become a plumber comes after the Bradford boy ruffled a few feathers by confessing he never wanted to be part of the worlds biggest boy-band.
Instead of loving life touring the world with One Direction, Zayn simply 'gave it a go' for a whole five years.
Reckon Zayn will be taking Piers' advice? After all, he did set out to lead a 'normal' life upon quitting the band.
Zayn hasn't replied to Piers' comments.
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