Charming, courteous, modest and hard-working, they are the Team GB of the music industry. We are very proud to be British and if we have done our bit to promote Britain in a historic year for the country that’s brilliant,’ says Louis with a grin, prompting both Harry and Niall to nod their heads in agreement.
‘Wow, you are the best, these are wicked,’ says Harry as the boys open the box and distribute the cakes. ‘A womaniser,’ replies Zayn, who once had ambitions to become an English teacher.
Only Louis – who the others say is the ‘most body conscious’ – resists, saying politely he will save his till later. He pauses for a moment: ‘I think he was a character in a play by Shakespeare or, no wait, maybe he was from something such as Don Quixote.’ When I check later, ashamed of my own lack of knowledge, I discover Zayn is right, but his impressive response is quickly dismissed by the others who are eager to confirm that – never mind Harry’s status as a womaniser – Niall is indeed the baby.‘There is no doubt Niall is the cute one,’ says Louis.
‘If you saw someone go to punch Niall you would just go psycho…’ continues Harry.
‘I’d kill him,’ Liam states unequivocally.‘I don’t know what it is, but even though he isn’t the youngest, he’s the one we feel almost maternal towards,’ Zayn says.
Fans who believe the theory believe it wholeheartedly, and back up their beliefs with videos, pictures, and quotes from the One Direction boys. But keep in mind none of the One Direction boys ever flat-out said Styles and Tomlinson were in a relationship.
There are countless Tumblr pages dedicated to the theory/Larry Stylinson fanfiction. The entire theory was speculation and remains that way now.
So it's one of these things that people love to buy into, but in reality obviously there's no truth to it.
London 2012 and the Jubilee celebrations inspired a new feeling of patriotism at home and made us the focus of attention across the planet.
So it created this atmosphere between the two of us where everyone was looking into everything we did. It made everything, I think on both fences, a little bit more unapproachable.