Now that the world has had a good, oh, 17 hours to digest the news that Zayn has left One Direction, you might think that Directioners would have gained a little perspective on the whole thing.

Not so.

Fortunately, their teeth-gnashing provides amusement for the rest of us, so we've picked some of the best tweets from the last day to sum up the impact that young Mr. Malik's decision has had on a generation of teenyboppers.

Firstly, however, there was the adult reaction - like that of Take That's Howard Donald and Gary Barlow (who have been there, done that, etc.)