Liam Payne says One Direction are “100%” getting back together

The group went on hiatus earlier this year

Liam Payne has spoken out about the One Direction hiatus, telling a fan that the group will “100%” be getting back together.

The boyband announced their hiatus last year but rumours about whether it was actually a break-up have circulated all year, with the band’s former mentor and X Factor judge Simon Cowell telling Billboard: “I don’t know if it’s a hiatus or a break-up, to be honest.”

He added: “In a weird way, I don’t want to know. I don’t think they’ve had enough time to experience what it’s like not being in the group to really answer that.”

“Whenever I was with them, we talked about [going on a break], and I couldn’t argue with them,” the Syco label boss continued.

Now Liam Payne has stated his feelings towards the hiatus after taking part in a Twitter Q&A today (December 17).

A fan asked “will one direction ever get back together again?” and Payne replied, “I’m 100% certain that we will”.

Meanwhile, One Direction member Niall Horan performed his single ‘This Town’ on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon this week (December 13).

It marks his debut TV performance as a solo artist. He is the second founding One Direction member to perform on Fallon’s stage after Zayn Malik performed ‘It’s You,’ back in February.

‘This Town’ went straight to number one on the Billboard and Twitter Top Tracks and marked Horan’s first-ever number one debut on the Social 50 chart following the single’s release on Sept. 29. The track reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 9 on the UK’s official charts.