Liam Payne confirms One Direction reunion is happening without Zayn

20 April 2020, 11:47 | Updated: 20 April 2020, 13:02

By Sam Prance

Liam Payne let slip that a 2020 One Direction reunion is officially in the works on an Instagram Live with Alesso.

It's official. Liam Payne has revealed that the One Direction reunion is a go-go. However, Zayn currently isn't taking part in it.

Last week (April 14), news broke that One Direction were planning a secret reunion for their 10 year anniversary in July this year. Page Six reported that, while a tour is off the cards, the boys are looking to release a brand new single and a televised special. Liam Payne later told The Sun that "thereโ€™s a number of different things that we are all working on" in regards to a reunion.

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Now, Liam has officially confirmed that a reunion is in the works but he has also let slip that Zayn won't be joining in with it.

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One Direction reunion confirmed by Liam Payne but Zayn won't be joining them
One Direction reunion confirmed by Liam Payne but Zayn won't be joining them. Picture: Mike Windle/Getty Images for iHeartMedia, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Speaking to Alesso on Instagram Live yesterday (Apr 20), Liam opened up about the reunion. He said: "We've been trying to arrange the first group FaceTime at the moment." Amazing. However, he then said: "You can come and fill in for Zayn. Join the band." WHAT?!!

He added: "I can't say too much. Louis told me off for revealing a bit about our plans the other day."

In other words, it looks like Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam are all on board but Zayn has said no for now. Eagle-eyed fans noticed last week that Harry, Niall, Louis and Liam all collectively re-followed Zayn on social media, leading people to believe that the boys want Zayn to be involved too. As it stands, Zayn hasn't followed them back.

Meanwhile, on Google, Zayn is now listed as a member of One Direction again. He also appears in the band's official photo on Apple Music. With that in mind, we imagine that Harry, Niall, Louis and Liam are keen for Zayn to join in their upcoming reunion and have asked him. We also imagine that Zayn doesn't plan to take part yet.

Given how the band split and what's been said since, it's understandable that it might take Zayn a while to be persuaded to join in with a reunion, even if it's just for a one-off TV show or a single. Not to mention, he's stayed out of the spotlight as of late to take care of his mental health and may wish to continue doing so.

Whatever happens, we can't wait to find out what the boys have got planned.

What do you think? Is it a reunion without Zayn?