Despite his reputation as the sensible one, we often imagine that if Liam Payne didn't have the rest of One Direction to keep him grounded, he'd probably end up being a bit of a bad ass. It sounds like we don't have to worry about any of Perez Hilton's predictions of a split any time soon though as Liam is a big fan of the other lads.

Liam Payne on going solo from One direction: "It would be massively boring"

But with the shiny world of showbiz sitting on his doorstep, has he ever been tempted to fly the nest and go solo?

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"Erm, not really," Liam told Top of the Pops.

"I think it would be massively, massively boring! I don't know how Justin Bieber does it, but full props to him.

"I like being around the boys. I enjoy other people's company and it's a lot more fun being in a band on stage."

Yeah, that Justin Bieber is a right old hermit. Apart from the whole entourage of dancers and quiff arrangers, or so we'd imagine.

"There's so much work in this industry that if I had to do it on my own, I don't even know what I'd do. I'd be very bored and very boring!"

Liam Payne on going solo from One direction: "It would be massively boring"

Dawww. We can just imagine them enjoying a five way spoon in celebration.

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