AceShowbiz - Liam Payne seems to be hinting that Zayn Malik will not be a part of One Direction's 10th anniversary reunion. Even though he, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan have re-followed their former bandmate on Twitter, the "Strip That Down" singer lightheartedly asked DJ Alesso to "fill in" for the "Pillow Talk" when his group celebrate the milestone.
In an Instagram Live chat on Sunday night, April 19, the 26-year-old discussed the rumored online get-together with the "Let Me Go" DJ. Revealing that he and his bandmates have been communicating with each other from their respective lockdown places, he spilled, "Most of us are in London. We've been trying to arrange the first group FaceTime at the moment."
Upon hearing the update over the band, Alesso jokingly told Liam, "Oh, wow, the whole world is about to explode." In response, the former contestant of "The X Factor U.K." replied, "You can come in and fill in for Zayn and join the band."
Despite the major revelation, the "Stack It Up" singer did note that he "can't say too much." He added, "It was actually, Louis told me off for revealing a bit of our plans the other day. So you're going to have the group telling me off on the group chat."
Days prior, One Direction members has sent internet abuzz when they re-followed Zayn on Twitter. Since then, rumors have been swirling that the boys would release a new track titled "Five" in October. However, a source insisted that reunion was likely to be a small TV celebration.
"They are back in touch but talks between them are only about something small to mark the anniversary," the insider told The Sun. "They all have their own music ongoing so a reunion right now just wouldn't make sense."