One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Reveals Past Feud With Bandmate Liam Payne

As it turns out, One Direction wasn’t heading in the same direction when they first formed as a band.

In a bonus clip featured on the British group This Is Us documentary DVD, bandmates Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne confess to actually hating each other when Simon Cowell put the boy band together when all five members failed to make it to the next round of U.K’s The X Factor.

“We used to be at each other’s throats while we were on The X Factor,” Tomlinson says. “He took it so, so seriously. But whenever I wanted to do anything slightly mischievous, he was always the daddy.”

“Me and Louis did not get on at all,” Payne explains. “We were two completely different characters. He was really loud and bubbly. There was one point where I was just like I literally wanted to whack him.”

Despite their differences, the boys eventually made nice — even getting Payne to relax and forget about his “Daddy Directioner” duties.

Zayn Malik adds, “Daddy of the group. He used to be anyway, but we’ve corrupted him a little bit.”