One Direction fans in MELTDOWN as Liam Payne makes shock announcement! Cheryl pregnancy news?

by Lynn Rowlands

Last night, former One Direction singer Liam Payne sent Twitter into meltdown by posting some happy news…

The hashtag #congratsliam became a global trend within minutes as Directioners everywhere logged on to Twitter expecting to see that Liam had finally confirmed that he and former X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini had confirmed they are having a baby.

However, Liam’s news was in fact that he’s signed to Republic Records!

He tweeted, “Amazing to have signed to @RepublicRecords I am celebrating as I tweet thank you so much for accepting me to your roster of amazing artists.”

One Direction fans inundated Liam with messages of congratulations, but one fan tweeted, “Legit thought this hash tag, as about liam confirming that Cheryl was prego. Heart attack. #congratsliam.”

Another wrote, “I thought it was about Chiam pregnancy #congratsliam.”

Others though were simply delighted for Liam Payne that he’s signed with such a prestigious label…

But there is of course a downside to Liam’s news, and that is that it makes the prospect of a One Direction reunion anytime soon more remote than ever…

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And it could mean that we’re going to see Liam headed over to America to make it his permanent home too.

According to the Mirror today, Simon Oliveira, who is apparently the co-founder of Doyen Global, spoke about Liam signing up to the label, remarking, “With Republic’s track record of launching powerhouse talent in the US including superstars like Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, Ariana Grade, Lorde and countless others…

“I am more than confident we have assembled the best team alongside Capitol’s UK label to launch and shepherd Liam’s solo career.”

So clearly it’s a hugely exciting time for Liam Payne, with record deals that will secure his place in the industry as a solo artist both here in the UK and in the States…

And with his impending fatherhood – assuming of course the pregnancy rumours are true – things are surely looking rosy for Liam right now.

And deservedly so.

We can’t wait to hear his solo music, but we’re even more excited to find out when his baby’s due to make his or her world debut!

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Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.