Apparently, when the group first got their start on The X Factor, vocalists Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson butted heads — due to Liam’s responsible nature and Louis’ prank-happy tendencies. As Liam explains: “Me and Louis did not get on at all. We were two completely different characters. He was really loud and bubbly. I think there was one point where I literally wanted to whack him.”
Indeed, it was because of that tension that Liam ended up with the nickname “Daddy Direction.” (You could take that in a few other directions, too, in fairness.)
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