Of all the One Direction guys, Liam Payne might be the one you’d expect to be hiding a secret talent. Liam may not be as famous as Harry Styles, Niall Horan or Zayn Malik, but he’s got a few tricks up his sleeve. And Payne’s One Direction band mate Louis Tomlinson was the first one to spill the beans about it.
According to Unreality TV, Louis Tomlinson revealed to Top of the Pops magazine that Liam Payne has some very refined survivalist skills. If the guys of One Direction were stranded in the wilderness somewhere, Liam would be the one to get them out of it. At least, that’s what Louis seemed to be implying.
When Louis was asked if any of the guys from One Direction had a hidden talent besides singing and performing, Tomlinson replied, “Liam’s very good at putting up tents. He’s a very in-tents guy! Ha-ha! He even has a Scout badge.”
So there you have it. While the tent pun was obviously a joke, it does seem likely that Liam Payne has a real Boy Scout badge, which would mean Liam acquired a host of other skills in the Scouts. What do you think about Liam’s hidden talent? Do you think his buddy Louis was just messing around? Or do you really think Liam Payne can pitch a mean tent?
Liam and Louis are certainly the most low-profile members of One Direction, and this week has been no exception. Following the close of the Where We Are Tour, both Liam and Louis have been taking it easy. Liam Payne was even spotted shopping in Surrey with his girlfriend, Sophia Smith, on Tuesday.
But Liam’s girlfriend is not the only one getting attention from Mr. Payne. Unreality TV also reported on an unusual instance of internal One Direction romance when Liam Payne was seen holding the hand of Harry Styles beside a pool. A Twitter page called @The1DHotSeat devoted to One Direction updates posted videos of Liam and Harry relaxing by the water, hand-in-hand. Check out the love in the video below.
Liam and Harry holding hands poolside in Rio! #2 -E http://t.co/Kq8kkalPfE
— 1D Updates (@The1DHotSeat) October 10, 2014
Liam Payne was also in the news recently for protecting his girlfriend Sophia from bullies on Twitter. You can read more here. It seems Liam has a lot of love to go around, but has to work pretty hard to protect himself from carnivorous Twitter users. Harry Styles allegedly had to tell one of the Twitter groups to stop following him and Liam around.