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.
Yesterday, Liam Payne revealed on Twitter that work on One Direction’s fifth album had begun. He wrote on Twitter: “1st day writing the album it’s gunna be a great day!” He also tweeted: “Huge day of writing so excited the team never stop!” “Wonder what tomorrow’s writing will bring” So, who are the boys writing
After the devastating news of Zayn Malik quitting the band on Wednesday, the rest of the group have been a little quiet. Harry tweeted the short but sweet: “All the love as always. H” Niall posted a few tweets too, one of which said: “Been a mad few days and your support has been incredible
How are One Direction coping with life on the road without best mate Zayn Malik? Well, with the 1D star currently off work with stress, the band are getting along with it as a four-piece, and in between gigs, recently posed for a photo with their new plaque, celebrating them going 13x Platinum! The plaque
One Direction really are the closest pals. So close, in fact, that they even like the odd smooch now and then. Well, things must get pretty lonely on that tour bus… We’re joking. Kinda. Being the five irresistible hunks that they are, One Direction are no strangers when it comes to female attention, but it
What are the latest stupid rumours about One Direction? Well, for once it’s not “one of the boys are going solo” or “they’re splitting up”. Instead, it’s “Liam has a drink problem”. Ok then. According to an article by Inquisitr, Liam Payne “could have a drinking problem”. Fed up of all the bulls**t articles about
Those adorable hot hunks in One Direction love spending time in the recording studio surrounded by famous faces. This past week was no exception. Seems Louis and Liam had a chance to hang out and chill with members of famed rock bands Nickelback and Daughtry. And being in the studio together usually means one thing
It looks like the success of One Direction can often rub off on their families… Last year, Harry Styles’ cousin Ben Selley auditioned for The X Factor with his band Concept, making it through to the judges’ houses. Now, it’s a member of the Payne family who’s trying to hit the big time. Liam’s cousin
Rumor has it that certain nudes leaked on Twitter are actually pictures of Liam Payne’s long-term girlfriend Sophia Smith. Now, before we go any further, it has neither been confirmed nor denied that it is Sophia in the pictures, but certain directioners are already getting up in arms about the photos. They claim that whether
Are Liam and Sophia getting engaged? NEW Liam and Sophia shopping in NYC (via @1DUpdatesARG_) – Dec 19 2014 pic.twitter.com/AO2CdcrvIT — Captain Styles (@Tracking1D) December 22, 2014 Liam and Sophia have been dating since August 2013, and rumour has it Liam is getting ready to propose! The happy couple were spotted shopping in New York
As you can probably tell, it’s been a slow news day… There’s no real breaking One Direction news, which is why we’re writing about Liam Payne going to the toilet, and Louis Tomlinson watching him. But actually, that makes for quite an interesting story… The One Direction boys are very close and they spend a
This week just got a whole lot better… Yesterday, Liam took to Twitter to announce that he’d gone to the gym. Gym gym gym — liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) December 15, 2014 Of course, the thought of Liam Payne dripping in sweat as he works out is enough to make anybody melt. But, when he teases us about
Welcome to day 15 of our One Direction advent calendar! Today, we have Liam Payne’s best bits of 2014… Of course, we’re making one of these videos for all of the boys throughout December, so don’t forget to keep an eye out for them! What’s your fave Liam Payne moment of 2014? Don’t forget to