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.
One Direction are NOT divas. Despite being some of the most famous faces in the world, they’ve managed to stay grounded and they’re pretty much still normal lads. They get invited to fancy events and drive flash cars, but they don’t really indulge in the celeb lifestyle as much as they could and they’ve certainly
One Direction are the biggest boyband in the world, and every single day all eyes are on them. They’ve been doing what they do in the spotlight for four years now, so we’d assume that they’re pretty used to it by now. However, Liam has recently admitted that being in the limelight takes its toll
It’s out! One Direction’s fourth video teaser for “Night Changes” is here! This time, it’s the turn of Liam, who takes us on a hot date to a funfair. We already knew Liam had filmed on the dodgems after a young actor tweeted from the video set, but now we finally see him in action.
What’s that? Harry Styles and Liam Payne have been SPEED DATING? Don’t worry, it’s not them in a desperate attempt to find true love – it’s possible that Liam has already found that with Sophia anyway. It’s actually a cool little twist that Chart Show TV put on their interview with the boys. Instead of
Liam Payne has a bit of a love/hate relationship with Twitter. At the same time that One Direction have a lot to thank Twitter for – after it helped their music career explode online – the boys are exposed to nasty comments and online abuse on a daily basis. If you follow Liam Payne on
Liam Payne has spilled the beans on one of One Direction’s ‘FOUR’ tracks. Their upcoming album ‘FOUR’ is set to be released on 17th November – which is just ONE week away – and we cannot wait! So, it gets us super excited when the boys tease the album and even better, dish the dirt
There’s less than two weeks until the release of One Direction’s brand new album ‘FOUR’ and we can’t wait. The boys have been doing tons of promo for the album this week, which includes tons of interviews on TV and with radio stations. Earlier this week, the boys were interviewed by Free Radio, in which
Liam Payne might be heading back to school. But it’s not because he failed his exams or misses his teachers, or anything like that. In fact, Liam has been invited back to his old school to give a talk to the pupils there, as he’s such a massive inspiration! Of course, he’s achieved more success than
We’re finally in November, which means it’s not long now until we hear One Direction’s new album! Obviously, we’ve already seen the track listing, which contains some pretty exciting sounding titles – but how did those songs all end up on the album? Well, in an interview with BBC Radio 2 recently, the boys revealed
So much for Liam Payne going naked for Halloween, eh? We reported earlier this week that Liam Payne was asking fans on Twitter what he should go as for Halloween, taking in suggestions such as a spoon, toy soldier and firefighter as well as one of our favourites – going in the nude. Unfortunately, it
One Direction are once again hard at work, filming scenes for what we expect is their new music video. Yesterday, it was announced “Night Changes” would be the next single released from “Four”, despite the video for “Steal My Girl” being out for less than a week. It appears the boys are already preparing the
Guys, is Liam Payne about to get his kit off for Halloween this year?! Talk about trick or treat… what a TREAT that would be! After Liam’s impressive 2012 batman Halloween costume, it seems he’s out of ideas for an outfit this year so he took to Twitter for a bit of creative influence from