Simon Cowell admits he was 'surprised' One Direction's Liam Payne signed with Capitol UK

After *that* shade

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Oh, bloody hell. You know how everyone reckons Simon Cowell branded Liam Payne 'disloyal' while gushing over the other three One Direction fellas the other day? Well now he's gone and properly addressed Payno's solo deal with Capitol UK and doesn't sound *best* pleased tbh.

Yup - Uncle Si reckons he's 'surprised' Liam didn't sign his solo deal with Sony/SYCO/Modest!/whatever and admitted he 'wasn't expecting it.'

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Chatting to ET backstage at America's Got Talent yesterday, Simon admitted"I was slightly surprised to read that Liam signed to another label. I wasn't expecting it. But you know, that happens."

Hmm.

This all comes after Simon supposedly-maybe-potentially threw shade at Big Payno when discussing the 1D boys the other day. Chatting about their solo projects, he said: "We're in touch with them all. The great thing about all these boys – well not all of them but most of them - they are incredibly loyal and  you don't always expect that.

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"Niall, Harry Louis - amazing."

And none for Liam Payne bye.

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What d'ya make of that, then? Give us a tweet over @sugarscape and don't forget to like us on Facebook while you're at it, yeah? CHEERS.

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