Known to us as ‘Daddy Directioner’ and our very own ‘Leeyum’, Liam James Payne was born in Wolverhampton on the 29th August 1993. He was born three weeks early and is the son of Geoff and Karen Payne. He has two older sisters: Nicola and Ruth.
Liam is the third oldest member of One Direction and first auditioned for The X Factor in 2008 at just 14 years old. He impressed judges made it all the way to boot camp but Simon thought he was too young at the time and asked him to re-audition in a few years time. Two years later, Liam re-auditioned in Birmingham when he was 16 years old. His audition song was ‘Cry Me a River’ by Justin Timberlake and the audience gave him a standing ovation after his performance. At boot camp, Liam sang ‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’ by Oasis but didn’t make it through as a solo artist. He was then however chosen by the judges to become part of One Direction.
Over the years, Liam has only reported to have been in one relationship. He started dating dancer Danielle Peazer during The X Factor in 2010 and they carried on dating until September 2012. According to reports, they split up as they were finding it increasingly difficult to find time to spend together. Liam and Danielle then apparently got back together for a few months between the end of 2012 and early 2013.
A few interesting facts about Liam include the following; his favourite colour is purple, he has a strange phobia of spoons, he’s admitted that one of his guilty pleasures are S Club 7, his favourite track from their debut album is ‘I Want’ and when he was younger, he wanted to be a fireman.
Liam Payne has spoke out about how fat jibes hurt him. In his interview with Attitude magazine, the 1D star said: “There was a time a while back when I was actually doing very well in polls for the sexiest man.” However, he went on to admit: “But then I started drinking a lot and
Do you love seeing new photoshoots of the 1D boys? Of course you do! Well, you’re in for a big treat, as Liam Payne has confirmed he’s the cover star for a magazine this month! Liam Payne has posed for the cover of Attitude, the UK’s best selling gay magazine. Revealing the news on Twitter,
Liam Payne has hit out at ticket touts who resell One Direction seats at ridiculous prices. There’s nothing more annoying than when fans try to find last minute tickets and can only find them at high prices, and Liam has pleaded with fans to not buy tickets this way. “Outrageous that tickets for our UK
Could One Direction be taking a break? Months after Zayn Malik ditching the band, Liam Payne has been hinting towards a break for One Direction. When Zayn Malik first left the band in March, Liam banished rumours that 1D would be splitting, telling BANG showbiz back then: “We won’t be going anywhere for a while, so
Both Liam Payne and Niall Horan have pleaded with fans to give them a break when they’re out in public. Earlier this week, Liam hit out at paparazzi, and also had a message for Directioners, as he tweeted: “Why is it that in New York people think it’s ok to swear and shout horrible things
Well, it’s been a busy week for One Direction fans on Twitter. We’ve seen Zayn hit out at Naughty Boy, news break of Louis Tomlinson apparently becoming a dad and rumours start of Liam getting engaged to Sophia. Neither of the rumours have been commented on by the boys, until now… Kind of! 1D fan
Harry Styles has revealed how the band are coping without Zayn’s high notes on tour. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Harry was talking about the gap left in the band by Malik, and he was asked how the concerts have changed. “The only changes have been that the parts Zayn sang have been picked
Liam Payne must have hired a really good Hollywood agent recently… While the rest of the band are off enjoying their break between ‘On The Road Again’ tour legs, Liam has been getting cast in a load of big Hollywood movies… Kind of. It all started a couple of days ago, when, following the success
Last week, Liam Payne teased in an interview that we might hear the band’s new single on the UK leg of their current tour. However, we’ve been given a sneak preview of some of 1D’s new music a little early… Kind of. In a new clip uploaded to Instagram, we can hear Liam singing in
It looks like Liam Payne is enjoying his break away from touring, recently visiting Walt Disney World in Florida with girlfriend Sophia Smith! The band finished the European leg of their ‘On The Road Again’ tour last weekend, and now have some time off before hitting San Diego, USA on 9th July with opening act
Liam Payne has teased that it might not be long until we hear some new music from One Direction. The band recently finished the European leg of their “On The Road Again” tour and will now head across America & Canada before touring the UK in September. The boys were interviewed by Look magazine about
It’s a not a typical week in the One Direction world if there isn’t a story that includes rumours about the band splitting up or one of the boys going solo. This week, it’s the turn of Liam Payne, who made worried fans think he was leaving the band. After 1D’s latest “On The Road