Nicole Scherzinger could probably come and work at Sugarscape if she wanted, because she literally never shuts up about One Direction. Much like the Regina George of X Factor, she like invited them, you know what I mean?

But rather than banging on about how she totally created the band and put them together single-handedly as usual, Scherzy has actually unveiled a pretty interesting fact about the making of 1D, spilling that one of the boys didn’t actually want to join the band. BUT WHO WAS IT?

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Ooh, just thinking about One Direction as a fantastic foursome rather than the fabulous five sends shivers down our spines. Much like a classic cake recipe, you just can’t have 1D without five vitally important elements.

Liam’s the sturdy foundations of everything a bit like the flour, Niall’s the eggs keeping it all together, Harry’s the butter to melt everyone’s hearts, Louis is the super sweet and sassy sugar, and Zayn is the delicious icing on the top.

But talking to PopJustice about being the totes under-appreciated master of One Direction, Nicole revealed the stuff of nightmares and confessed that we very nearly didn’t get the whole cake. Can we get a drumroll please…?

Scherzo spilled: "When I put the group together, Liam was hesitant about it because he wanted to go solo.” LIAM? A world without Liam James Payne...? SHUT UP NOW PLEASE.

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Shall we all just take a moment and imagine life in the One Direction fandom without Liam? No snake habitat, no Paynis thirst, no stupid boy smelly pasta house, no half teddy bear/half glorious manly hunk. It does not even bear thinking about.

Well thank Zeus he got over that one quickly. LOVE YOU LIAM, never leave us.

Can you believe we nearly had 1D without the Paynis? What do you make of Scherzy’s shocking confession?

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