Niall Horan broke hearts recently when he revealed that there were no One Direction reunion plans for their 10th anniversary, which is on July 23, 2020. However, Liam Payne is still hopeful that the boys will do something to commemorate the special day.

One Direction will soon be celebrating its 10th anniversary, as the boyband was first formed by Simon Cowell on The X Factor comprising of Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik on July 23, 2010. As the days get closer by, Directioners are craving for the members to have a reunion, even if it’s virtual. Liam had hearts racing when he revealed on several occasions that the boys were planning on something to celebrate 10 years since their debut.

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10 years: Speaking to the magazine in a video chat, out Wednesday, the 26-year-old said that he and former bandmates Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik are ‘in the middle of [figuring out] what to do’ to mark their 10th anniversary in July 

However, Niall recently shut down the reunion rumours saying that there was nothing being planned. In a recent interview with People, Payne shared that he is still hopeful that the reunion will happen. “Obviously, we know it’s a very big anniversary and we definitely want to do something. I mean, it’s a tough one. I can’t promise any reunion plans because it just isn’t it right now. I always put it down to music language because everyone’s releasing at the moment with like two years worth of promo,” the 1D member confessed.

“But, you know, it still seems very hopeful in that department. I’m starting to think it’s gonna happen at some point. So it’s exciting,” the 26-year-old singer added.

Moreover, Liam shared that amid their quarantine period that members have been able to open up the channels of communication again as they haven’t spoken for a while. However, Payne also believes that after spending so much time together as a boyband, the distance was much needed to figure out themselves as individual people as they all know that they are in a band. Because they spent so much time together, the Midnight singer didn’t know where he fit by the time One Direction went on a hiatus which was kind of crazy.

“But it’s been nice. It’s been so lovely. And it’s just nice to see everyone turned out to be nice people, you know?,” Liam concluded to People.

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New collaborator: Payne was chatting with the mag to promote his new collaboration Midnight with DJ Alesso 

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Speaking about Horan’s earlier quote to Cobra Puma Golf UK, during an Instagram Live, the Heartbreak Weather singer had shared, “I get asked this quite a lot lately. I’ve got a good answer coming here. No, there’s just a lot of talk about it at the moment cause there’s like a ten year, the ten year anniversary of the band getting together is happening this year.”

“There’s been a lot of talk about it but there’s no reunion as such. We’ve just been talking a bit more recently,” Niall added.

If the reunion were to happen, it’s highly unlikely that Zayn will be a part of the festivities, especially after how things turned out for the worse post his exit from the boyband. Talking about how One Direction’s music was never his vibe, Malik also had major beef with his ex-best friend Louis Tomlinson.

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Connecting: And went on to add that he has had time to reconnect with his former band mates while they all separately isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic
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10 years: One Direction was put together in 2010 by Simon Cowell after each member auditioned for the X Factor but failed to make it to the Judge’s Houses stage as solo acts,