The search is over! Liam Payne posted an Instagram clip that introduced a possible new member of One Direction. Did they really replace Zayn Malik? Believe us, Directioners — you won’t want to miss a thing in this new video!
Guys, it’s over! The speculation that One Direction would either stay as a four-piece or find a replacement for Zayn Malik, 22, was finally put to rest. Liam Payne, 21, shared a video of a possible NEW Zayn, leaving 1D fans in shock! Directioners did not want to close their eyes as they wondered — is this the newest member of One Direction?
Liam Payne: One Direction’s New Member Revealed In Video?
Uh, no. It’s not. You can breathe now, Directioners!
Sorry, but Liam pranked us all. He posted a clip of a very ambitious but ultimately failing karaoke performance to his Instagram on May 4. The video’s unknown singer decided to put his whole heart into his rendition of Aerosmith’s “Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” While he gets an A for effort, he scored a C- for execution. Maybe less.
Still, Liam seemed to be a fan, captioning the video “New fifth member. I think so.”
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Oooh! Good one, Liam! You had us going there for a moment. It’s a shame that most fans weren’t in on the joke. Some Directioners begged “OMG please noo” and “noo you gona lose a lot of directioners noooo.” Still, the post has accumulated over 440k likes, meaning that most 1D fans have a sense of humor.
Still, after watching that video, we now have a strange desire to go watch Armageddon.
Seems it’s the season for some playful ribbing in the pop world. The group Little Mix recently threw some shade at 1D’s Harry Styles. During a radio interview, the girl group joked how they would “swipe left” if Harry’s profile came up on Tinder. It was all in good fun, as the Little Mix ladies admit that they like Harry, a source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com. Still, “they just think Harry’s a bit of a ladies man and a player,” the source says, adding “that makes him pretty unattractive and impossible to date because he’s not really boyfriend material.”
What did you think about Liam’s joke, HollywoodLifers? Do you think he should play around with the Directioners like that?
— Jason Brow