One Direction 2012: Perrie Edwards gave Zayn Malik his hat for the Olympics because he was nervous – but Danielle Peazer didn’t get to go and watch Liam Payne

When One Direction performed at the Olympic Closing Ceremony last night, Zayn Malik was wearing a hat which definitely surprised us.

We are used to seeing Louis Tomlinson with head wear but the only time we’ve seen Zayn wearing anything on his noggin is the odd occasion when he dons a baseball cap whilst in America.

Last night the handsome star sported not only some fancy new highlights in his locks but also a black hat and we think we may have discovered why he was wearing it.

Insiders told Unreality TV that Malik was so nervous about performing in front of a billion people at last night’s star studded event, that his girlfriend Perrie Edwards gave him her black hat for luck.

It seems that the sweet gesture worked, as 1D did themselves proud and performed their hit single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ amazingly well, even though hey were being driven around and around the stadium on a moving lorry the whole time.

We reported last night that as soon as their performance was over, Zayn was spotted watching the rest of the ceremony, with his arms wrapped around Little Mix’s Perrie.

She was lucky to get a ticket, as Liam Payne’s girlfriend Danielle Peazer tweeted and messaged her boyfriend, but watched the entire show from home on her TV.

When asked if she was in the audience, Peazer told a fan:

‘oh haha no I’m watching at home with my family having a little dance to all the amazing artists!! Xx’

She added:

‘I would never be able to tweet all the way through if I was performing! Haha xx’

However, despite not being near her hunky man, Danielle still sent him the sweetest tweet, declaring her love for the 1D star who she has been dating for the last two years.

Do you think Perrie’s gesture to Zayn was sweet? Did you feel sorry for poor excluded Danielle? Leave your comments below….

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!