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Liam Payne tweets as pants thief restrained

By | Published on Tuesday 8 October 2013

Liam Payne

You might question whether this constitutes ‘news story’ even for the And Finally section, but can I just point out that The Sun put this on its front page today? So, yes, 1D boy Liam Payne took to Twitter yesterday to report that some fans had stolen a pair of his pants from the balcony of the Australian hotel room where he is currently staying.

It seems some excitable One Direction fans snuck onto the boy band star’s balcony while he slept a few metres away and nabbed a pair of his boxer shorts, which had been left there by hotel staff to dry (he having been in the sea in them apparently). One of the sneaky fans then wore the shorts under her skirt before being told to return them by security guards working for the group. She complied with the order and a full-blown pants stand-off was averted. Phew.

Payne tweeted thus: “Strangest way I’ve ever been woken up, when you’re in bed butt naked and someone is trying to force open your balcony. This is gonna be a strange day”.

Then: “Hmmm somebody stole my boxers I’m so embarrassed”.

And: “So how this happened… I went in the sea in those, hotel staff put them outside to dry, sumone climbed on and stole them”.

And finally with good humour (if not good grammar): “#breakIntoSomeonesHouseAndStealThereUnderwearDay right I’m off to Scarlett Johansson’s house”.

While pants-gate has caused some amusement in Team 1D, insiders say bosses have asked how the hell the fans were able to get onto Payne’s balcony in the first place. Though to be fair to the boy band’s security team, they did try surrounding the boys with a wall of snakes but, as Liam himself will testify, that just won’t stop those pants loving 1D fans.