'I just fancied it for the day!' One Direction's Liam Payne explains the reasons behind his newly shaved hair
13:47 GMT, 5 October 2012
He stunned fans when he swapped his artfully-styled crop for an edgy shaved new 'do.
And now One Direction's Liam Payne has opened up about the reasons behind his trendy new look.
But while it had been rumoured that Liam's recent split from long-term girlfriend Danielle Peazer could have been behind the restyle, the 18-year-old revealed a much less thought-about reason for the crop.
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Novelty: Liam Payne revealed the reasons behind his hair overhaul as he appeared with One Direction on Daybreak on Friday
Asked why he had changed his hair, Liam said: 'I just fancied it for the day, I dunno!'
And clearly the style is still a novelty with Liam's One Direction bandmate, with Zayn cheekily ruffling the newly-shorn locks.
Liam showed off his new look as he
appeared alongside the rest of the boys on Daybreak on Friday
morning to promote their new single Live While We're Young.
Chilly now Liam's new look is in sharp contrast to his previous, more boyband-friendly crop
Heartthrobs: The boys appeared on the show to promote their new single Live While We're Young
The boys also spoke about their now infamous 'Deadly day', the infamous day of the month when the 1D boys cause mayhem.
Hair today: Liam with his formerly coiffed crop
Louis Tomlinson said of the occasion: 'We originally did make it the 22nd of
every month as one day where it’s kind of more acceptable for us to be, I
don’t know, just be stupid and run away from everyone really.'
It has been reported last month that Liam's new look was down to his split from Danielle.
had been dating for two years after first meeting when One Direction
were competing on The X Factor back in 2010, but called it a day after
their respective work commitments meant they hardly ever saw each other.
source said at the time: 'They have split in the last
few days because it has been more and more difficult to keep the
relationship going with Liam spending more and more time away.
has hardly been able to see Danielle in recent months and the band have
a world tour next year so it was only going to get harder.'
Despite calling time on their romance, the pair are said to have ended things amicably.
Liam and Danielle were most recently
seen together at the 19-year-old singer's birthday party late last
month, with the pair looking utterly smitten as they arrived at London's
Funky Buddha nightclub hand in hand.
The teen heartthrob now joins fellow single One Directioners Niall Horan and Harry Styles.
Zayn Malik is dating Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards, and Louis
Tomlinson is in a long-term relationship with Manchester University
student and model Eleanor Calder.
Different directions: Liam Payne has reportedly split from his dancer girlfriend Danielle Peazer after two years of dating
VIDEO: One Direction make fun of Liam's new hair on Daybreak