Liam Payne has collected a BRIT Award on behalf of One Direction…but Cheryl was noticeably absent from the ceremony.
Liam took to the stage at London’s O2 Arena after the band scooped the British Artist Video Of The Year gong, voted for by viewers at home, for ‘History’.
But along with his 1D bandmates – Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson – Liam’s girlfriend Cheryl, who is widely rumoured to be expecting his baby, was also nowhere to be seen.
Liam continued to remain tightlipped about the pregnancy reports as he collected the BRIT from Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger, who had presented the category.
He told the audience: “Wow, this is amazing. Thank you so much. I know I speak on behalf of the boys when I say I still can’t believe we are winning these.
“The sheer devotion that our fans have shown online for this is absolutely amazing. Thank you so much.”
Referring to the band’s hiatus, Liam added: “We’ve been taking a bit of time out and working on our solo material, but One Direction is who we are and who we always will be.
“This one is for you, thank you very much!”