One Direction went from four to three last night…

Sophia Smith is not just a pretty face, last night Liam Payne‘s girlfriend held a star-studded Great Gatsby themed ball to raise money for young adult’s cancer charity Trekstock.

Boyfriend Liam and his One Direction band mates Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan came along to support Sophia and her Birmingham University events team, but where was Harry Styles?

While Liam, Niall and Louis put on a united front as they posed for pictures, their fellow band member was noticeably missing, leaving One Direction down to a trio after the departure of Zayn Malik last month.

Harry chose to skip the charity bash and is instead holidaying in LA. Could this be a symptom of him distancing himself from the band? This week both Liam and Louis have both tweeted about being in the studio and writing with artist Jamie Scott, while Harry Styles missed these sessions to be on holiday.

It’s been a tough month for the boys after Zayn quit citing that he wanted to have a life out of the spotlight, yet going straight to the studio to work with Naughty Boy.

Liam has tried to calm fearful fans, saying: ‘It’s been a tough few weeks, probably the toughest since the band was formed five years ago. We’re gutted that Zayn chose to leave, but now after a few performances as a four piece, we’re feeling confident and are determined to carry on stronger than ever.’

Louis added: ‘All four of us are 100 per cent committed to staying in One Direction and we want to thank the fans for being so incredible during this time. We have so much more we still want to achieve.’

Liam didn’t let the recent drama deter from Sophia’s amazing night, he tweeted: ‘Amazing night so happy to raise so much for the best cause huge thank you to everyone your all amazing x’

Adding when he saw how much money was raised: ‘This is so exciting I might run round naked’

We’re waiting Liam…

What do you make of Harry Styles’ absence last night? Should he have turned up and showed some unity at such a sensitive time?