Liam Payne Thanks Zayn Malik And Fans As The Boys Celebrate #5YearsOfOneDirection

24 July 2015, 09:54 | Updated: 24 July 2015, 11:53

Louis Tomlinson also finally returned to Twitter to thank the fans for five years of the band as the boys posted heartfelt messages.

Can you believe it’s been FIVE years already since One Direction and their gorgeous faces entered all of our lives? Well it has indeed and the boys are pretty thankful for all the support they have had during those five amazing years.

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The Directioners got #5YearsOfOneDirection trending worldwide on Twitter this week and the boys have posted long heartfelt tributes to the fans that have got them to where they are today.

Harry Styles told the fans:

Louis Tomlinson has been pretty quiet on Twitter since the news broke that he may be expecting a baby with one of his friends, but he also posted a series of messages thanking the fans for their ongoing support:

Liam Payne also thanked all five of the original One Direction boys including Zayn, who thanked him for including him in his message. Awww, you guys! 

Niall also posted a heartfelt tribute to the fans: 

The boys aren't the only ones thankful for the past five years, Harry and Louis' mums, the director of some of their biggest music videos including 'You And I' and 'Night Changes' and even the actual X Factor got involved in the celebrations: 

With more hits than you can count under their belts, endless world tours and billions of fans the world over, One Direction are certainly a force to be reckoned with – who else is betting we’ll be here in another five years time celebrating #10YearsOfOneDirection? 

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