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.
It looks like Liam Payne might be trying to win Sophia Smith’s heart back. Last month, we heard the news that Liam had split from his girlfriend of over two years, Sophia Smith. At the time, Liam was said to be “devastated” about the break-up, as he confessed to The Sun: “I’m absolutely devastated to have
Liam Payne has spoke about 1D’s latest track “History”. Fans got their first listen to “History”, a track from their upcoming album “Made In The A.M.,” last week and Liam has summed up what the song is all about. Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Liam said: “More than anything, the song is about the way the fans
Liam Payne has opened up about his recent split with girlfriend Sophia Smith. Talking to The Sun newspaper, Liam admitted he was “absolutely devastated” about his break up. “I’m absolutely devastated to have split with Sophia,” he confessed to The Sun. “Being on the tour all this year and being away from her was so
Back in March, Zayn Malik made the decision to leave One Direction after four years. Though his departure was a shock, it didn’t come as a huge surprise to many, who sensed that Zayn hadn’t been happy for a while. Zayn’s reason for leaving the band was to become “a normal 22-year-old”, but it was
Earlier this week, a video appeared of Liam Payne “shoving” Louis Tomlinson while on stage at the Manchester Arena. The moment in question can be seen in the Vine below: The video was then reported on by website Heatworld.com, with the headline: “This video of Liam Payne shoving Louis Tomlinson on stage is REALLY shocking”
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