Simon Cowell takes a dig at Liam Payne, praises other 1D members

  • IANS, London
  • Updated: Jul 27, 2016 17:53 IST
Boy band One Direction signed a contract with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Records after finishing third in the seventh series of the British TV singing competition, The X Factor, in 2010. (Justsimoncowell/Instagram)

Music mogul Simon Cowell took a dig at singer Liam Payne after he praised the loyalty of the other members of One Direction.

Cowell praised “loyalty” of the other members of One Direction -- Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan -- but didn’t mention Payne, who recently signed a solo record deal with Capitol Records, reports

“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,” Cowell said.

Read: One Direction going in all directions | Liam Payne signs solo album

Leaving out Payne, he added: “Niall, Harry, Louis (are) amazing”.

Payne announced the news of his new record deal last week but said One Direction would always be his “family”.

Read: Liam Payne on why Zayn Malik left One Direction

Liam Payne announced the news of his new record deal in July 2016. (Fakeliampayne/Instagram)

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