FORMER One Direction star Liam Payne has made his first public appearance since being dogged by rumours he is set to become a dad.

Liam Payne London

DAPPER: Liam looked as dapper as ever at the premiere in London

However, rather than arriving with girlfriend Cheryl, Liam decided to hit the carpet alone – perhaps readying himself for when he finally breaks out as a solo music star.

While Liam has been keen to keep a low profile over the past few motnhs as the rumour mill reached fever pitch about his romance with the former Girls Aloud star – he was spotted last weekend looking drained as he hit up his local supermarket.

Chiam: Cheryl and Liam

Thursday, 15th September 2016

The speculation around the romance between One Direction’s Liam Payne and X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has been huge – now the pair have finally confirmed they are dating we take a look at the pop star couple’s relationship in pictures

Cheryl and Liam together in Cannes

Cheryl and Liam together in Cannes

Liam Payne

GOING SOLO: Liam arrived alone at the premiere

But unfortunately for the star, that hasn’t stopped people from speculating about his can Cheryl’s relationship.

Liam and Cheryl Cannes

PICTURE PERFECT: Liam and Cheryl at the Chopard Trophy Ceremony

Liam Payne

TRUE OR FALSE? Liam has been dogged by rumours he is set to become a dad

“They’re having a baby together”

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The ITV star explained to new! mag: “Everyone wants to be in love, everyone wants to be happy.

“And now they’re [Cheryl and Liam are] having a baby together, so they definitely found something great.

“It’s funny to think back how long ago it was that they first met.

Liam Payne topless abs

BUFF: Liam shows off his new body

Dressed in dark shorts and no top, the heartthrob oozed sex appeal as he proudly showed off his impressive abs with a classy black and white filter.

“Liam why are you so HOT,” one fan quickly commented.

Cheryl’s sexiest pictures

Thursday, 15th September 2016

A selection of pictures covering the highlights of Cheryl Cole’s career.

“Oh My God. I’m Shook You’re So Hot Dayyumm,” another excited supporter added.

A third continued: “You are the best of the four.”

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