Liam Payne, who is performing on tonight’s The X Factor as a solo artist, has hinted that Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson might never be able to come together as a band once more – as they’re all in different musical directions.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Cheryl’s boyfriend said: “I don’t know how we would do it, we are doing different things.
“Our name has never been more ironic at this current moment. It’s like the Avengers have gone wrong.”
The entire band have famously taken their own solo musical routes, each with a completely different sound to the others.
While Harry has turned to a David Bowie-esque rock vibe, Louis has gone down a dance anthem route, while Niall has headed in the acoustic direction.
But not completely dimming the spark of a possible reunion, Liam added: “It could work if we all agree on music.”
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Liam himself is concentrating on being a father, after welcoming his baby son Bear with Cheryl back in March.
And the Bedroom Floor singer revealed the pair could be giving the seven-month-old a brother or sister soon.
Speaking exclusively to OK! Online at the Radio 1 Teen Awards, he opened up about whether the couple will be expanding their family in the near future.
The 24 year old explained: “Who knows what the future holds?
“We’re really happy in baby land at the moment!”