Zayn Malik has suggested his sex life with girlfriend Gigi Hadid is similar to the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie franchise.

The former One Direction singer teamed up with Taylor Swift to create the track 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' as part of the soundtrack for the upcoming 'Fifty Shades Darker' - the second instalment in the racy movie franchise - and has hinted that his time in the bedroom with his 21-year-old model girlfriend is similar to the steamy scenes in the movies.

During an appearance on US radio station Sirius XM, the DJ asked if he had seen the first instalment, 'Fifty Shades of Grey', or read any of the original books by E.L James.

When the 'Pillowtalk' hitmaker said no, the DJ quipped: ''He's lived the movie.''

Zayn then erupted into laughter, swiftly moving the conversation on when he simply stated: ''I like that.''

Elsewhere in the interview, the 'It's You' singer talked about when he first met the blonde beauty in New York, saying that he was ''straight up'' about asking her on a date.

Asked how he ''landed'' Gigi, Zayn said: ''I don't know, I think you'll have to ask her.

''I just asked her, it was pretty straight up, I just asked her if she wanted to go on a date. I was in New York.''

But the 23-year-old hunk isn't giving too much away.

He added: ''A gentleman never tells the full details, but we met and we spoke and we went on a date.''

Meanwhile, Zayn recently revealed that getting Taylor to feature on their track was easy, because the 27-year-old singer is friends with Gigi.

He said: ''The interesting this was, she is friends with Gi, so she already reached out after hearing it because [producer] Jack [Antonoff] had just played her the song anyway and she went in the studio the next day to record it.

''She mentioned to me that she liked the song so I already kind of knew in the back of my head that she liked it, so I asked her if she wanted to be on it and she was cool with it.''