Liam Payne shares hilarious throwback pic to celebrate his 26th birthday

Happy birthday, Liam!

Liam Payne

by Emma Dodds |
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Happy birthday to Liam Payne, who has turned 26-years-old today! The former One Direction star, who is reportedly working with Ed Sheeran on new solo material, is celebrating his birthday on Thursday 29th August, and took to Instagram to let his followers know about his big day.

Sharing two photos of himself, Liam posted one hilarious throwback of his younger self along with a recent selfie alongside the caption, 'Always had both hands on the wheel ... for 26 years🥳 thanks for all the early birthday messages so far!'

Celebrities and fans alike flocked to the comments to wish Liam a happy birthday, with singer Sofia Reyes writing, 'Happybday!!!! 🙏✨💗,' as actress Ale Muller wrote, 'Chale, te amo un chorro❤️,' which roughly translates to, 'I love you squirt.'

Other fans commented too, with one writing, 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIAM! Thanks for being such an important part of my wrecking life. I LOVE YOU❤,' and another added, 'i wish you all the most amazing is brilliant for you liam. Thank you for being part of my life. Thank you for every song, every smile, every feeling you made me know.' [sic]

Swipe through to see One Direction's transformation through the years...

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One Direction auditioning on The X Factor

One Direction formed on The X Factor in 2010. All five members auditioned as individual contestants and were put together as a group by Simon Cowell.

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One Direction wait for the results

The band failed to win The X Factor, coming in at third place, however that didn't stop them becoming world famous.

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One Direction return to The X Factor

After a successful year in the music industry, One Direction returned to the show that made them famous, to perform.

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One Direction: This Is Us

In 2013 the band released One Direction: This Is Us, a documentary film about the group with many clips and songs. It was very popular with fans and took nearly $70,000 million at the box office.

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Zayn announces he's leaving

Zayn broke many fans' hearts by announcing he was going to leave the group in 2015.

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One Direction continues as a group of four

The remaining four members continued for a few months before announcing they would be starting an hiatus in January 2016.

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Harry Styles stars in Dunkirk

Harry Styles released his self-titled album in 2017, but also starred in his first feature film, Dunkirk.

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Niall Horan released solo music

Niall Horan released solo music, and his now on his 'Flicker' world tour.

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Zayn has released music

Since leaving the group Zayn Malik has had a number of solo singles including a collaboration with Sia, 'From Dusk Till Dawn'.

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Liam teamed up with Rita Ora on 'For You'

Liam Payne released solo music including the huge song 'For You' with Rita Ora.

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Louis Tomlinson is now a judge on The X Factor

Louis Tomlinson has released some solo music, but he has now become a new judge on The X Factor.

This comes after Liam's former One Direction bandmate Harry Styles revealed that he'd definitely be up for a 1D reunion with Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik - one day. He told Rolling Stone, "I don't think I'd ever say I'd never do it again, because I don't feel that way.

"If there's a time when we all really want to do it, that's the only time for us to do it, because I don't think it should be about anything else other than the fact that we're all like, 'Hey, this was really fun. We should do this again.'"

Here's hoping!

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