Why we think One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson likes Zayn Malik better than Liam Payne…

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Now before you go off on one Directioners, this post is purely speculative and we aren’t claiming that there are any One Direction feuds or tensions behind the scenes, but naturally, some members of the band are going to be closer than others.

For a while it looked like the big 1D bromance was going to be between Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson but that looks like it’s dead in the water (or if you’re a Larry Shipper maybe you think it’s all just being hidden from view) and now, we think Louis and Zayn Malik have become proper BFFs.

In a recent interview with Hot Hits Liam Payne and Zayn were chatting about their bandmate and his recent spot of sickness while on tour.

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Louis struggled with some throat problems a few weeks ago during their Australia shows and when asked if that was a problem for the band, Payne insisted that because they never mime, they can always provide cover when one of their members are feeling poorly.

He explained:

“The good thing about us is that we don’t mime in any situation. I think it’s stupid, especially when you’re in a band.”

Zayn added:

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“We don’t need to. We just cover each other, we help each other out. If somebody is ill, somebody will covet their parts or help them out and sing with them.”

So the DJ then asked the pair if Tomlinson decided on his spontaneous trip to Fiji because he’d been feeling under the weather but the boys revealed that actually, it was during his jaunt that he’d fallen ill.

However, it turns out that Zayn knew Louis was going away for a few days and even got an invitation. Liam didn’t find out until after he’d gone.

Malik said:

“He got ill after that [his trip to Fiji], when he came back. He is just crazy, he does things on spur of the moment. We literally landed in Melbourne and we just got into our hotel room and five minutes after he goes ‘I am going to Fiji, do you want to come?'”

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Zayn turned him down and decided to relax in his hotel for a few days instead.

Liam added:

“He is just crazy as! I only found out in the morning, I was like ‘Where’s Louis?’. That’s how he works. He is completely spontaneous….good luck with that one.”

Louis and Zayn have been joining forces a lot more recently and Malik really had his pal’s back during a recent Twitter spat with Nick Grimshaw.

The Bradford bad boy was straight in there with his defence when the Radio 1 DJ called his friend a ‘complainy pop star’ while the rest of the band, including Harry (who is also pretty close chums with Grimmy) stayed quiet on the matter.

What do you think Directioners? Are we totally barking up the wrong tree with this one? 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!


  1. Lola on October 23, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Before them it was liam and louis actually

    1. Caty on October 23, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      Larry is dead. Long live Zouis.

  2. Peyton on October 24, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Liam and Zayn will alway defeat Louis! LOVE <3 Ziam

    1. JJ on October 26, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      Ziam is dead, since the engagement announcement was made there’s been an increasing gap between Liam and Zayn and as someone mentioned after the concert on Wednesday

      “@1DAsiaCrew: Zayn & Liam a little weird with each other on stage tonight. Distant, disconnected (via insider)” ):

      & Liam was all over Niall as he has been lately. Niam is the way and they can do anything on stage no matter how X-rated and management let them get away with it.

  3. Aurora on October 25, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Want Larry back…

  4. Admirella on October 26, 2013 at 2:09 am

    You are all idiots and you don’t know what you’re talking about and your just making up crap! That’s what I think! My opinion is my opinion, and you girls who are saying that Larry is dead and Liam and Zayn will always defeat Louis? How can you call yourselves directioners? You’re a disgrace to our fandom, that’s what you are! LOSERS!! They’re all BBF’s and if you cant except that then your not directioners, and they all love each other equally!!

  5. Lorena on October 26, 2013 at 4:00 am

    WHATAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA SOPHDP wow wtf so louis literally just did that? LOL WTF whyd he go to fiji? do u guys reckon the boys are even close anymore?

  6. Louisa Deal on October 26, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I agree and not only that but while in Australia Louis and Zayn have been sleeping in the RV outside the arena’s while the others have been in the hotel, went away together and missed the Birthday party of 2 crew members which all the other boys attended. Plus One Direction has been split up into 2 groups Liam, Niall & Harry vs Louis & Zayn, they take separate planes, do separate interviews, hang out in their groups, they haven’t hung out all together since this leg of the tour started. I’m not sure what the problem is but if you watch them on stage, apart from the Larry distance, there’s an increasing distance between Liam & Zayn who also were very close. It’s actually sad as I signed up for One Direction, not Two Direction!

  7. Louisa on October 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    You’re not the only ones to notice the split, this article was printed and a lot of the fans on twitter have been questioning what’s happening as they too are unhappy the boys seem to be split in 2.


  8. Amy on October 31, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    To be honest, Zarry is the hottest but Zouis do everything together and seem to be the closest in the band…I can’t choose between them. The one truth is that Larry is dead. Haha, you people brought it on yourself.

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