Harry Styles to make solo television debut on Saturday Night Live in April

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Debut: Harry Styles will appear for a solo artist for the first time on SNL: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty

Harry Styles is set to make his first ever solo television appearance over in the US on an episode of Saturday Night Live.

The One Direction star, 23, is expected to debut the first single from his forthcoming album on the late night comedy sketch show on April 15.

Announced on Tuesday, a post on SNL’s official Twitter account read: “Excited to announce @jimmyfallon and @Harry_Styles will be in Studio 8H on April 15! #FallonStylesSNL.”

Styles shocked fans with a surprise single teaser during the advert break on The Voice on Saturday night, revealing that the release date would be April 7.

The singer has stayed tight-lipped about his solo material, despite signing to major label Colombia last year.

Music industry site HITS Daily Double recently described Styles’ new music as being a cross between ‘David Bowie and Queen’.

“In marked contrast to One Direction’s production by committee, Styles has crafted a set that recalls the regal high-water mark of ’70s British rock, Bowie and Queen in particular,” a report read.

“The lead single, which could come out as soon as late April or early May, sounds like it would be a smash in any decade.”

Styles has also been pursuing an acting career since One Direction decided to go on hiatus in 2015, making his debut in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.

Band mates Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson have already released solo material, while Liam Payne has signed to a label Capitol Records.