One Direction’s Liam Payne shocks fans by baring (almost) all in nude photo
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Liam Payne has stayed true to his solo-single word and stripped 'it' down for us in a very saucy – yet tasteful – nude photograph. Oh, we're a long way from One Direction, Toto.

Living up to his... cheeky chappy image, it appears Liam has recently posed nude for fashion photographer Mert Alas, who promptly shared the black-and-white pic over on Instagram, much to everyone's unbridled delight.

"Get [off] my chair", Mert wrote alongside the image, teasing that his and Liam's Berlin-based collaboration will be 'coming soon'. So yeah, gird those loins, folks.

Fancy seeing why Liam was so keen to promise he'd 'Strip That Down'? Of course you do. Take a look at the not-really-that-NSFW snap below.

Meanwhile, Liam has spoken candidly about the "toxic" side to fame, revealing last month that he spent "a lot of the time" during his One Direction days drunk.

Opening up about the unique pressures of boyband fame, Liam compared some of their performances like "putting on a Disney costume".

One Direction's Liam Payne shocks fans by baring (almost) all in nude photo
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"Underneath the Disney costume I was pissed quite a lot of the time because there was no other way to get your head around what was going on," he explained.

"I mean it was fun, we had an absolute blast, but there were certain parts of it where it just got a little bit toxic."

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