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Liam Payne Confirms One Direction Will Reform But Hints Zayn Malik May Not Be Involved

Liam Payne Confirms One Direction Will Reform But Hints Zayn Malik May Not Be Involved

The band are celebrating their tenth anniversary this year

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

Liam Payne has confirmed that One Direction are planning to reform for their 10-year anniversary in July, but has suggested it is unlikely bandmate Zayn Malik will be joining the other guys.

Liam, who - like the rest of the guys - has embarked upon a solo career since the band went on hiatus in 2015, revealed that the boys are going to be having their first reunion planning video call over the next couple of days.

The band decided to go their separate ways for 18 months a few years back, but allowed that deadline to pass by without any new music or shows, until now.

Payne revealed that he got something of a telling off from his bandmate Louis Tomlinson for revealing to The Sun recently that the band were planning to mark their tenth anniversary with a special performance.

The band went on hiatus in 2015.

Speaking with DJ Alesso on Instagram Live from within the UK's lockdown, the singer said: "The weather over here has been so great by the way, so it's been so hard.

"I did speak to Niall again on FaceTime today though and he was outside on his balcony sunbathing and whatever.

"He's in London as well. Most of us are in London. We've been trying to arrange the first group FaceTime at the moment. You [Alesso] can come and fill in for Zayn. Join the band.

"I can't say too much. Louis told me off for revealing a bit about our plans the other day. So I had a group telling off on the group chat."

In an interview to mark the release of his new single 'Midnight' a few weeks ago, Liam explained: "We've got a ten-year anniversary coming up so we've all been speaking together a lot over the last few weeks which has been really nice.

"To hear a lot of people's voices and seeing old content and different things that we haven't seen for a long time or never seen before, it's very interesting."

Zayn Malik is unlikely to join the band.

"At the moment I'm not sure what I'm allowed to say.

"There's a number of different things that we are all working on to try and make happen and people are forwarding emails around.

"But more than anything it's just been a real good time for us to connect together again."

During the band's career, they sold more than 50 million records after breaking out on ITV's The X Factor back in 2010.

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