The singer, who performed at a star-studded charity concert for The Wanted’s Tom Parker on Monday, revealed he had spoken to his former bandmate Louis Tomlinson about the band’s future.
Since One Direction went on hiatus in 2016, fans have been calling for the group to reunite, and many were disappoint that they didn’t come together for the band’s 10th Anniversary in 2020.
Will it happen: Liam Payne has hinted that talks for a One Direction reunion will happen ‘sooner rather than later,’ as he performed in Tom Parker’s Inside My Head concert on Monday
Asked about whether a 1D reunion could be on the cards, Liam told The Mirror: ‘I spoke to Louis about it and we were saying it has to be sooner rather than later.’
Liam joined a star-studded lineup who took to the stage at the Royal Albert hall for Tom Parker’s Inside My Head in aid of Stand Up The Cancer, after the singer was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.
Since 1D began their hiatus, Liam, Louis, Harry Styles and Niall Horan have pursued solo careers, but fans have repeatedly called for the group to reunite.
Questions: The singer revealed he had spoken to his former bandmate Louis Tomlinson about the band’s future, after they entered an indefinite hiatus in 2016 (pictured in 2015)
In June, Simon Cowell claimed he could get the group to perform together again, 11 years after forming them on The X Factor.
He told The Mirror: ‘I think it will happen. If they got together, whether it’s making records again or touring, it would be the most amazing thing.’
After Zayn Malik split from the group in 2015, the remaining members, Harry, Niall, Liam and Louis recorded a fifth album before announcing an indefinite break in 2016.
Simon added: ‘If I could get into a room with them and just say, “You know what, whether it’s six months or something, I think you’d have such a great time” – maybe I could persuade them.’
Rumous: Asked about whether a 1D reunion could be on the cards, Liam said: ‘I spoke to Louis about it and we were saying it has to be sooner rather than later’ (pictured in 2013)
In May, Niall said that talks for a reunion had stalled, saying on The Jonathan Ross Show he wouldn’t want to do it ‘unless everybody was completely in’ and that all ‘having the same opinion about it would be hard’.
Asked if the group would reform, Niall replied: ‘I don’t know… no one really talks about it. Still talk to them all the time.
‘There’s a couple of little babies from them lads. Everyone’s having their own success on their own. I’m enjoying what I’m doing.’
He added: ‘Of course, if everyone wanted to do it, I’d be down for it… you kind of need to all get in the same room and have the chat, but I don’t know when that would be…
‘Having the same opinion is going to be always hard. Unless everyone was completely in, I wouldn’t want to do it. I wouldn’t want to half force someone into doing it.’
Iconic: One Direction were put together in 2010 by Simon Cowell after each member auditioned for the X Factor but failed to make it to the Judge’s Houses stage as solo acts
In 2020 fans had hoped that One Direction would reunite to mark the band’s 10th Anniversary, but these plans were quashed by the Covid pandemic.
Instead the band commemorated their anniversary by launching a celebration website, complete with a special video made for their fans.
Liam previously said reuniting with his former band mates still ‘seemed very hopeful.’
Speaking to People Magazine, he said the band were ‘in the middle of [figuring out] what to do’ to mark their anniversary.
‘Obviously, we know it’s a very big anniversary and we definitely want to do something,’ the Strip That Down singer said. ‘I mean, it’s a tough one. I can’t promise any reunion plans because it just isn’t it right now.’
Soldering on: After Zayn Malik quit the group in 2015, One Direction released their fifth album as a foursome before going on hiatus (pictured in 2015)
One Direction were put together in 2010 by Simon Cowell after each member auditioned for the X Factor but failed to make it to the Judge’s Houses stage as solo acts.
Despite reports the band were in reunion talks, a source claimed at the the plans may not come to fruition due to the band’s tour commitments and the nationwide lockdown.
A source told The Sun: ‘A reunion with all five members is a wonderful idea but in practice these things take a long time to arrange and it doesn’t seem feasible at the moment.
Rumours of a reunion were sparked when each of the band members refollowed Zayn on social media.
On hold: In 2020 fans had hoped that One Direction would reunite to mark the band’s 10th Anniversary, but these plans were quashed by the Covid pandemic