Liam Payne says One Direction reunion is happening 'sooner rather than later'

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Liam Payne has revealed he has been talking to his One Direction bandmates about a reunion happening soon.

The 'Stack It Up' singer said he's been talking to fellow 1D member Louis Tomlinson about getting the band back together.

Payne, 28, told the Mirror: "I spoke to Louis about it and we were saying it has to be sooner rather than later.”

Liam Payne has been talking to Louis Tomlinson about a One Direction reunion. (Getty Images)
Liam Payne has been talking to Louis Tomlinson about a One Direction reunion. (Getty Images)

Payne, Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik met at The X Factor auditions in 2010 and, despite not winning the ITV talent show, went to become the most profitable boyband in history.

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Malik quit One Direction in 2015 and the rest of the band when on an indefinite hiatus in January 2016.

(L-R) Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan of One Direction attend the '40 Principales' awards 2013 photocall at the Barclaycard Center (Palacio de los Deportes) on December 12, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto) (Photo by NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
One Direction were last all together in 2015. (Getty Images)

Last year they launched a new official website to mark their 10th anniversary, sparking rumours of a possible reunion tour.

The band have all gone on to release solo material, with Styles winning a Grammy and a Brit Award for his solo single 'Watermelon Sugar'.

Horan poured cold water on the reunion rumours last year saying: "We've barely spoken about it.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY)  Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson from One Direction accept the award for British Artist Video at the BRIT Awards 2016 at The O2 Arena on February 24, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson ahve been talking about a One Direction reunion. (Getty Images)

“Obviously the band got together in July 2010. Its 10-year anniversary is coming up and we were chatting about if there was anything we could release.”

"We came to the conclusion that there was nothing.

Payne was at the Royal Albert Hall for The Wanted’s Inside My Head gig for Stand Up to Cancer.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes members of The Wanted attend the
The Wanted recentyl reunited at the Royal Albert Hall. (Getty Images)

Tom Parker – who was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer last summer – joined bandmates Max George, Jay McGuiness, Nathan Sykes and Siva Kaneswaran for the charity reunion.

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Parker said of being back together: "It’s like putting on an old shoe.”

The Wanted formed in 2009 and split in 2014.

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