One Direction raise hopes of reunion



One Direction have started a new group WhatsApp chat, sparking hopes that they will reunite seven years after announcing an indefinite hiatus.

Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan are all believed to be back in touch with the creation of the group chat.

The chart-topping band, which was first formed by Simon Cowell on The X Factor, released five albums over the years.

Now fans are holding out hope that new music from the band may be in the works, after Liam, 29, revealed the boys are on the mend again.

Liam recently told sun on sunday: ‘I don’t know – but we just started a new group chat, so that’s something’

Happening? One Direction have started a new group WhatsApp chat that has raised hopes they will reunite seven years after announcing an indefinite hiatus.

He was pressed on whether this meant that One Direction would soon be back, however he shrugged his shoulders categorically and declined to comment further.

Another suggestion that the band is set to get back together is that Niall and Louis are reportedly helping Liam with his new record.

They joined Liam in a Los Angeles studio where he was working on his second solo album.

According to a source, Louis and Niall recorded guest vocals for one of Liam’s new singles on the album.

An insider said: ‘Liam is great friends with Niall and Louis so loved meeting them when they were all in LA. It felt natural to be in the studio together, so they all jumped on a track.

‘It was second nature to them to sing together and it felt like old times. He had a genuine laugh. The producers are hoping that Liam will include it in his finished album, fans are going to love it.’

Last month it was reported that Liam is particularly desperate for a One Direction reunion to restart his career.

The popstar was trying to get in touch with his former bandmates, according to OK! magazine.

This happened after Liam recently reunited with Louis at the premiere of his documentary All of These Voices in London.

A source said: ‘Liam is desperate to get back on the road with the boys. His solo career was not as successful as he had hoped, and work stagnated for him.

‘On the contrary, he can see how well Harry is doing and he would love to have that level of stardom for himself.

Claim: Liam is reportedly desperate for a One Direction reunion to restart his career (pic from last month)

Hope: The popstar is trying to make contact with his former bandmates, according to OK! magazine

‘He knows he has fallen out of favor with the public somewhat, and believes a One Direction reunion is the only way he’ll be able to win back his fans/

Liam has somewhat soured his relationship with his former bandmates in recent years – especially after he made some controversial comments on Paul Logan’s podcast.

The star caused a huge uproar among One Direction fans last year after making some controversial comments about the group.

He claimed that the group was built around him, and that he outsold his fellow bandmates with their first single – a fact that was disputed by fans.

He called Zayn Malik a ‘d***’, and said there are ‘many reasons why I dislike Zayn’ and alluded to the singer’s feud with Yolanda Hadid last year.

Liam also said that he and Louis Tomlinson hated each other when they were in One Direction and claimed that one of his bandmates threw him into a wall.

The headline-grabbing claims didn’t go down well with fans, and they took to Twitter to lash out at the hitmaker with viral memes and started joking about him getting his social media accounts blocked.

Backlash: Liam has somewhat soured his relationship with his former bandmates in recent years – especially after he made some controversial comments on Paul Logan’s podcast

Duo: It comes as Liam recently reunited with Louis at the premiere of his documentary All of That Voice in London

Oh Dear: He claimed the group was formed around him, and he outed his fellow bandmates with their first single – a fact disputed by fans (pictured in 2013)

The source talks to OK! Now she has said that she regrets the things she has said about boys in the past and didn’t think she would get the reaction she did.

The insider claimed she has been trying to get in touch with Harry and Niall to get the band back together, but she is concerned she may have ‘burned her bridges with Zayn’.

After the podcast he apologized for his comments, saying he had ‘a chip on my shoulder’ and ‘took it out on everyone else’.

They said they ‘love my boys’ to refer to the members of One Direction.

Liam said the criticism had turned ‘quite dark’ for him and he didn’t leave his house for three months, but he was able to laugh at the jokes.

On his Instagram story on Saturday, he wrote, ‘It was very dark for me for a time when you guys turned on me. I did not leave the house for 3 months.

He added: ‘You guys know I’m sorry for everything I love my boys I’m not sure what was going on with me other than I had a problem with me and I let it go fired at everyone…

‘I’ve never had a bigger chip on my shoulder and I’m very happy to have lost it.

‘Cause I’m hoping you guys can forgive me when the time comes ’cause we’ve gone too far [too] There is a lot but the jokes are funny, keep them coming.

He then joked that he was ‘blame waiting’ if England lost the World Cup quarter-final match against France.

Liam said: ‘If England win I hope I get blamed too so I give you full license to block me… I’m joking please don’t block me.’

In a now-deleted Instagram post uploaded just after the premiere of All Those Voices, Liam spoke of his mistakes and emphasized his hope that his ex-bandmates will one day be able to leave the past behind.

“Last night was the most beautiful experience seeing the world through my own eyes,” she wrote about the documentary that looked at Louis’ journey through the music industry.

‘My neck hurts from how much I’m looking at you right now. You were already my friend and brother, but to look through that window into your world and mind only increased the respect I have for you. What a deal you got and how did you put it in!!

‘I’m sorry I was out of my mind and I didn’t do better for you, I’m ashamed of those moments that you’re not that good to me as a friend, at least now I have time and I can Since I am, I will try and improve.

She also took steps to rekindle her friendship with Harry following his Grammy success in February.

In an Instagram post after the event, he wrote, “Wow… this picture is really something to wake up to and when you write music like Harry you deserve every millisecond of the moment you’ve earned it.” Let’s see the trophy smiling. God bless you brother congratulations.

One Direction formed on The X Factor in 2010 when Simon Cowell put them together.

Helpful: She also took steps to rekindle her friendship with Harry following his Grammy success in February.

Happy times: One Direction spent nearly five years as a group of five before a year without Malik, before their 2016 split (pictured on The X Factor in 2010)

Each member auditioned separately for the show, but failed to make it onto the Judges House stage as a solo act.

They sold over 70 million records over a very successful career before splitting in 2016.

News of their extended break first surfaced in August 2015, just months after Zayn unexpectedly left the band, leaving fans around the world heartbroken.

He has won over 200 awards, including seven Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, seven American Music Awards, and 28 Teen Choice Awards.

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