Awwww, Liam Payne Says He Fancied Cheryl When He Was 16
One Direction star Liam Payne admitted he fancied girlfriend Cheryl back when he was just a wee lad auditioning for X Factor
In an Xtra Factor video that has emerged of the One Direction lads before they were the world famous GODS they are now, Liam is caught saying how he finds it difficult to concentrate while working with Chezza.
The boys, who were mentored by Simon, had Cheryl step in when their mentor fell ill. The video shows the lads telling then-presenter Konnie Huq (yep it really was that long ago) about his stand-in.
Harry says: "It was strange because obviously we're used to having Simon as a mentor."
Then Liam adds: "I think we had a bit of trouble concentrating actually."
And then Louis pipes up with: "Simon's never flirted with us like Cheryl did actually, so..."
Seems like Mrs Cole - as she was back then - had quite the effect on the lads.
Liam first met Cheryl back in 2008, when he was a mere pup of 14. He didn't get past the audition stage that time, but two years later he tried again - and the rest is History.
And that's how it's possible for a story to be cute and a bit creepy at the same time.