They may have finished third on The X Factor, but One Direction went on to become one the biggest boybands in recent memory. Today marks the 10th anniversary of when Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne formed their band. And now the latter has shared an incredible photo from that moment.
The 26-year-old tweeted the text message he sent his dad on July 23, 2010, when One Direction was formed.
It simply read: “I’m in a boyband.”
Liam wrote: “What a journey… I had no idea what we were in for when I sent this text to my Dad ten years ago at this exact time the band was formed.
“Thanks to everyone that’s supported us over the years and thanks to the boys for sharing this with me #10YearsOfOneDirection.”
He continued: “I think if those guys ever decided to do it, that thing would print money.
“Like, look how much money the last Spice Girls reunion made. I mean it was unbelievable.
“Like if those guys were to decide to do that somewhere down the road…
“But you’ve got to think, right now, Harry Styles is selling out arenas by himself.”