One Direction 2012: Liam Payne wants to go home now and police planning extreme measures for 1D Sydney appearance
Liam Payne has admitted that sometimes the pressure of fame can get to be a bit too much to cope with.
The X Factor star won a place in his now world famous boyband, after he tried out for the ITV talent show for the second time in 2010, as a solo artist. Simon Cowell loved his voice and thought he’d be the perfect lead singer in a group and asked him to join with Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan and 1D was born.
Since then the boys haven’t just conquered the UK charts, but have went on to break sales record in America and sell out tours at home, in the US and in Australia and New Zealand.
But although the success is all he has ever dreamed of, Liam admitted that sometimes he just wants to be normal again.
‘It’s all happening so fast, it’s hard to take it all in,’ says Liam.
‘Sometimes it’s only when I’m on my own, that I think about everything and sometimes I think I would quite like to just go home.’
‘There’s a part of me that occasionally wants to go back to Wolverhampton and just chill out, play the field, be normal again.
‘It’s a Catch 22 situation, I guess.’
Liam is currently dating brunette beauty Danielle Peazer and though she visited him in The States last week, he can’t wait to get some time off work and spend some time away from it all with his girlfriend.
‘I am looking forward to having some time off,’ he told the Daily Mirror.
‘My girlfriend keeps telling me that we need to get away, go abroad somewhere, just to get away from everything.’
His big break and holiday won’t come any time soon though, as 1D are currently on their way to Australia, where the authorities are anxiously awaiting their arrival.
Parents are being urged to keep their children at home, as officials panic about the manic scenes which may unfold when the boys meet their Australian fans for the first time.
Back in Justin Bieber brought Sydney to a standstill, as hundreds of thousands of teenagers blocked the streets when he was due to sing live on Channel 7′s Sunrise programme. Police even cancelled the appearance in a bid to bring the area back to normality.
It is thought that the 2010 Bieber Fever scenes could be repeated this week and organisers of The Logie Awards are particularly concerned, as they had no idea how huge One Direction were when they booked them to perform at their event.
A Logies spokeswoman said they were “expecting the very worst” for the One Direction perfomance at the Crown venue and explained:
“We are getting more security and more police. Our main priority surrounding the performance is the safety of those fans attending and the community surrounding the Crown precinct, as well as the boys themselves.”
“We are totally across it. We have seen what this band has caused across the world – they shut down streets in Paris when they appeared in-store recently.”
She urged parents to exercise caution and to try to keep their teenagers at home, where they can watch their idols on their TV screens.
The spokeswoman told Sky:
“Kids could get trampled in the crowd.
“It’s very unlikely they’ll even see them. At best, they may see their car go past. That could be very disappointing and distressing for young people.”
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