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Liam Payne Picks His Favorite Guy From One Direction

Liam Payne Picks His Favorite Guy From One Direction

Liam Payne probably doesn’t like to play favorites — but the hosts at CapitalFM made him do it anyway.

In a backstage interview, the “Bedroom Floor” singer had to pick out his favorite member of One Direction — and it was Niall Horan!

“I’m going to have to say Niall, because, of course, he pushed me into that alone,” Liam said after answering the question straight from Niall! “I can’t really say anything else.”

But even though he was “forced” to say that he liked Niall the best, Liam has actually been a Niall fan for a long time.

“I actually did a thing one time when I copied all the fans and did like a Mrs. Horan page and changed my whole Twitter to Mrs. Horan,” he recalled.

“I kept taking pictures of me like, ‘Oh my god, Niall’s here.’…So I can honestly say Niall and I’ve been a fan for a long time.”

The Shawn Mendes & One Direction Music Mash-Up You Didn't Know You Needed Is Here & It's Beautiful

The Shawn Mendes & One Direction Music Mash-Up You Didn't Know You Needed Is Here & It's Beautiful

We all know that if you mash up Shawn Mendes and One Direction‘s songs, that it would be the most perfect mash up ever — that’s exactly what Kurt Hugo Schneider did.

Teaming up with singers Sam Tsui and Alexander Stewart, the musicians put together One Direction‘s “What Makes You Beautiful” with Shawn‘s “Life of the Party”.

If that wasn’t perfect enough, then they added in “Stitches,” “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” “Live While We’re Young,” “Drag Me Down,” and “Story Of My Life.”

Seriously, it’s the perfect mashup and you need to listen and watch it right now.

Go ahead, press play now:

Liam Payne Opens Up About Mental Health Struggles During One Direction Days

Liam Payne Opens Up About Mental Health Struggles During One Direction Days

Liam Payne is spilling on the mental health issues that he kept under wraps while touring with One Direction.

The “Strip That Down” singer told The Sun that he often struggled with the stress and pressure of life on the road.

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“I shouldn’t have been able to do as many shows as we did, if I’m honest about it, if I’m brutally honest about it,” he admitted.

“Going out and putting that happy smile on my face and singing the songs, honestly, sometimes it was like putting on one of those costumes, going out there and, underneath the costume, people don’t really see what’s going on,” he added.

As much as it killed to see the band go their separate ways, we’re definitely glad the guys are getting the chance to breathe, branch out, and work on their own sounds.

ICYMI, find out the real reason 1D‘s 2015 Belfast concert was cancelled.

Liam Payne Reveals The Real Reason One Direction's 2015 Belfast Concert Was Cancelled

Liam Payne Reveals The Real Reason One Direction's 2015 Belfast Concert Was Cancelled

There has only been one time when One Direction cancelled a concert, and that was in 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

At the time, it was reported that Liam Payne had been “taken ill” or had food poisoning, but in reality, he was struggling with a deep depression over breaking up with former girlfriend Sophia Smith.

“I let it get to me that day. I wasn’t in a good place,” he revealed in a new interview. “And unfortunately I was going through a rough time and I let it get to me a little bit too much. That was it.”

Liam also addressed the band’s break at the moment, opening up about how they all needed it.

“Even though I know fans are not mad about it, we needed it,” he says. “We needed a little bit of time away from each other. We needed a realisation point to find the love for it again, rather than it just becoming a job. I’m a totally different person now to how I used to be about it.”

Zayn Malik Opens Up About No Longer Staying in Touch With One Direction

Zayn Malik Opens Up About No Longer Staying in Touch With One Direction

Zayn Malik is on the cover of this week’s issue of Billboard, out on newsstands now.

Here’s what the 24-year-old Mind of Mine singer had to say:

On spending time in a farm in rural Pennsylvania working on his second album: “The farm is out of the way and feels grounded. I do a lot of farm work. I take the horses out and feed the cows and that kind of stuff. It’s cool. I’ve always been interested in animals.”

On no longer staying in touch with the other One Direction members: “Our relationships have definitely changed since we were in a band together, but I think that’s just life. Everybody grows up; two of the guys have got kids now. But no, I don’t talk to any of them, really.”

On working with Taylor Swift on “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”: “I felt like she was the right artist for the song. And of course she’s also a massive artist, so that brings its benefits. I get to let her fans know that I’m doing this kind of music, and she lets her fans know she likes my kind of music – there’s no opposition, for real.”

For more from Zayn, head to Billboard.com.

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