Harry Styles on his own ‘all over the place’ voice after Liam Payne’s Oscars accent

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Harry Styles has spoken out about accents after Liam Payne's Oscars interview. (PA)
Harry Styles has spoken out about accents after Liam Payne's Oscars interview. (PA)

Harry Styles has addressed the confusion over bandmate Liam Payne's changing accent, admitting that his own is "all over the place".

Earlier in the week, viewers were left bemused as One Direction star Payne appeared on Good Morning Britain being interviewed after the Oscars, where he spoke in an unrecognisable accent that included elements of Welsh, Irish, Dutch and American.

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So when Styles was interviewed on Roman Kemp's Capital FM Breakfast show on Friday, the presenter couldn't help asking singer and actor Styles whether he'd also picked up a Transatlantic accent.

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The star who is currently in the US replied: "Well I don’t think in the time that I just got here, because I only got in yesterday for Coachella rehearsals, so in the space I’ve been here this trip I think I’ve survived.

"I think it’s a little bit all over the place because I’m from up north and I’ve lived in London for 10 years and I’ve spent a lot of time in America and stuff and I think when I’m with Americans they don’t think I sound American at all, and then I think sometimes when I’m with English people they expect me to sound American, I don’t think I do, but I try and translate for whoever I’m with."

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Wolverhampton-born Payne had been speaking to Good Morning Britain about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock during the Oscars ceremony when he debuted his new accent.

Harry Styles is currently in the US preparing for Coachella. (Getty)
Harry Styles is currently in the US preparing for Coachella. (Getty)

He spoke at length about being neighbours with Smith, having met Rock before and his thoughts that there had been "three losers in one fight", adding "I don't have a dog in this fight", but those watching were distracted from the content of what he was saying by how he was saying it.

One person tweeted: "More shocking than THAT slap, THIS accent."

Someone else quipped: "What in God's name has happened to Liam's accent?! He sounds in Payne."

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