Lucky Cheryl! Watch hot Liam Payne dance around topless in new Familiar video

Looking good, Liam!

Liam Payne in Familiar video, May 2018

Liam Payne has thrilled fans by releasing the video for his new single Familiar – and it’s sizzling stuff!

In the footage the 24-year-old dances around topless – giving fans a pretty good glimpse at his toned torso – before sitting on the bonnet of his swish car as he watches a group of girls perform a routine.

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We hope you didn’t catch a cold, Liam!

Then Liam and collaborator J Balvin take the party indoors where it looks like they’re generally having a great time and we kind of want to be there, tbh.

The sultry tune and matching vid have proved a HUGE hit with fans and many are struggling to contain their excitement over it.

‘Somebody call the ambulance I forgot how to breathe #familiar #FamiliarMusicVideo,’ one commented on Twitter – yikes.

Another tweeted: ‘you really gotta show me those visuals and expect me to still be alive??????’

Meanwhile one gushed: ‘did you mean to be shirtless to kill our asses? MAN YOU ARE SO DAMN HOT’

Yep, it seems that a lot of Liam’s admirers are probably a wee bit jealous of his girlfriend Cheryl after seeing the footage…

Liam had previously got his fans excited for the clip by teasing them ahead of its release.

The former One Direction star tweeted on Thursday: ‘Yo @JBALVIN do you think they are ready for the video tomorrow?’

This prompted J Balvin to respond: ‘Liam my G! Yes! Let’s do this! Famili Famili Familiar’

Meanwhile fans promptly lost their cool, with one admitting: ‘I’m not ready but I can’t wait’

The track marks Liam’s third solo release from his upcoming debut album which will hopefully be coming this summer.

With the new video showing off Payno’s dance moves, it’s probably no surprise that he recently revealed that one-year-old son Bear is already pretty good at getting his groove on.

‘I played him my new single and he went rigid and bouncing really fast and throwing his hand in the air,’ Liam told Pop Buzz last month. ‘It was like he was twerking on the table. Like baby twerking in his nappy.’

Awww, this family’s clearly got moves!

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Nicola Roberts teases Cheryl’s new music as HUGE news is revealed about her TV comeback

Eek, this is exciting!

Cheryl and Prince Charles at the Prince’s Trust Awards at the London Palladium 6 March 2018

Cheryl Cole fans have been given a little teaser about her upcoming new music and it’s got everyone VERY excited.

The singer’s Girls Aloud bandmate and BFF Nicola Roberts hinted that Chezza’s latest material isn’t too far away after sharing a photo from the studio and hinting that making the tunes is going well.

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‘Can’t wait for music to be ready but know I’ll miss the process when it’s done. 📸 @cherylofficial,’ Nicola, 32, captioned the snap.

In the picture Nicola – who works as a songwriter – is seen modelling a black tracksuit as she stands beside several instruments.

It was her bombshell about the new music that got fans talking though and many were left dying to know more about 34-year-old Cheryl’s fifth album.

‘Oh my goodness!! Can’t wait for #C5 I’m literally bursting to hear what you guys have been working on! I’m sure it’s amazing,’ one follower commented, whilst another wrote: ‘When are we gonna hear 👂😫 this teasing isn’t fair 🧐

Meanwhile one speculated: ‘OMG I think this gonna be a duet’

Eek, fingers crossed!

Whilst Cheryl – who has been keeping a low profile since the birth of son Bear in March 2017 – looks to be gearing up for her musical comeback, we might have to wait quite a bit longer for her return to TV.

The mum-of-one was spotted filming a pilot for new talent show The Greatest Dancer in February but according to reports the programme won’t be hitting our screens until 2019 now.

According to The Sun Online the BBC show – which is a project from Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment – could go head-to-head with The Voice and will see dancers compete over eight episodes in a bid to be crowned the Greatest Dancer.

Chezza has reportedly not got any other TV appearances in the diary for the rest of 2018, meaning we won’t get to see her on the box until next year.

But fingers crossed that new music will be coming in the meantime, eh?

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Cheryl ‘worried’ about Sinitta’s tell-all book as star promises to reveal ‘juicy’ secrets

Cheryl ‘worried’ about Sinitta tell all (Picture: Getty)

There is nothing more frightening than a woman with no loyalties and a whole lot of tea to spill.

Sinitta is gearing up to release a tell-all book and word has it, lots of celebs should be a wee bit worried.

One who allegedly already is is Cheryl, especially seeing as Sinitta has made it clear she owes the 34-year-old nothing after she took her seat at Judges’ Houses last year.

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Girls Aloud for shock reunion as Cheryl ‘pitches 20th anniversary tour’

Could Girls Aloud really reunite? (Picture: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

2018, you’re just too good to us.

Pop fans were given a huge gift yesterday when it was announced that ABBA – yes, actual ABBA – are releasing new music for the first time in 35 years.

And now, another pop tour de force could be putting aside their differences and getting back together.

It has been reported that Girls Aloud are working towards a 20th anniversary reunion tour, despite the constant warring between the singers.

‘You look incredible!’ Cheryl wows fans as she enjoys night off from mum duties with Girls Aloud pals

Chezza was certainly in for a treat…

Cheryl at #GAME4GRENFELL charity football match, Loftus Road, London 2 September 2017

Cheryl Cole has taken the night off from being a mum to baby Bear to have a fun evening out with her Girls Aloud BFFs.

The singer joined Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts along with some other friends as they helped a pal to celebrate her birthday at the upmarket Mr Chow restaurant in London’s Knightsbridge on Thursday and looked pretty gorgeous for the occasion too.

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Nicola posted a cute Instagram photo of the group together and wrote: ‘Bday dinner for Beth ♥🎂

Bday dinner for Beth ♥🎂

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In the snap Cheryl, 34, beams as she poses with her friends and models a draped top with her long hair worn over her shoulder.

Whilst all of the ladies were looking fabulous, fans couldn’t help but comment on stunning Chezza.

‘Cheryl looks amazing 😍👸💗 new music coming soon,’ one admirer commented, whilst another wrote: ‘Aww @cherylofficial looks stunning’

And one added: ‘You all look incredible!’

Others were thrilled to see a mini Girls Aloud reunion between Cheryl, Kimberley, 36, and Nicola, 32, with one fan posting: ‘Girls aloud is alive’

‘YALL LOOK SO YOUNG GA REUNION,’ another said.

During the evening the ladies watched a chef create fresh noodles on a table right before their eyes and were left awestruck by his skills.

Nicola shared a video of the moment on Instagram Stories and was heard saying: ‘It’s like magic, like a magic trick’

Meanwhile another friend claimed that the lengthy pasta looked like Nicola’s hair!

Cheryl hasn’t yet posted anything from the night out on social media but it looks like she was enjoying herself.

The mum-of-one – who welcomed Bear with boyfriend Liam Payne in March 2017 – has been keeping a low profile lately, having jetted off on holiday last month following weeks of rumours about her relationship.

However, it looks like her big comeback will soon be in motion as it was reported this week that Cheryl is set to return to the Cannes Film Festival as a L’Oreal ambassador next month – yay!

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Why do celebrity couples not comment on split rumours?

Why do celebrity couples not comment on split rumours?
Cheryl and Liam’s relationship has been speculated over for weeks (Picture: Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock)

There’s nothing juicier that people love to obsess over than the love lives of celebrities.

From whether a marriage is on the rocks to rumoured hook-ups, we can’t get enough of speculation over the romances of the rich and famous.

But it’s split rumours that land celebs on front pages the most.

Over the past few months, we’ve had two high profile couples – Cheryl and Liam Payne, and Kevin and Karen Clifton – plagued by split speculation, with their relationships coming under the microscope.

In Karen and Kevin’s case, the pair kept quiet on rumours that their marriage was ending – even as Karen was spotted leaving her home with accountant Stuart Wood, and Kevin was pictured without his wedding ring.

And in the case of Cheryl and Liam, the couple stayed silent on reports that they were heading for a break-up in the run up to the opening of Cheryl’s Trust in Newcastle.

Karen and Kevin Clifton
Karen and Kevin didnt address the rumours about their marriage ending Picture: Flynet)

As of this week, both couples have finally put an end to the rumours. Cheryl and Liam put on a PDA display at the Brit Awards, with Cheryl lashing out at claims the appearance was a stunt, tweeting: ‘No one cares who’s been speculatively arguing or not in their relationships ??‍♀️ use your platform to put something productive in your columns ?? I opened a centre this week that could help thousands of youth!!! ..Oh and your “stunt” theories are just ludicrous and a bit weird.’

And Karen and Kevin posed together with the arms around each other at The Bruce Forsyth Celebration at the London Palladium.

But if all is well at home, why do couples not speak out the moment a newspaper claims they’re heading for splitsville?

For some celeb couples – particularly reality TV pairings that need press coverage to survive – allowing the speculation to continue is a career move.

Hayley Smith of Boxed Out PR told us: ‘When it comes to celebrities, everything is managed, and calculated. They are surrounded by lawyers, and managers telling them what to say, when to say or what not to say. Also, in some cases, those closest to them will be asked to sign an NDA [non disclosure agreement].

‘They will also have a solid plan in place that will help them maximise their PR and negotiate the best opportunities. Most of the time, it will be one major outlet that breaks a news story first. This “breaking news” story would have been a while in the works, with information fed to the reporter, a carefully placed quote or interview and photos. Planning is everything in the celebrity world.’

She continued: ‘Many celebrity couples who are media darlings will plan more than most. Couples like Cheryl and Liam, though they may want privacy, especially as there is a child involved, would have been carefully briefed and media trained to deal with these situations.

‘There is no coincidence that after every break up rumour, the couple in question will put on a united front at a national event to try and steer the press away. And they will play cat and mouse with the press until it’s the right moment before announcing or releasing a statement. Then the cycle starts again.

‘Every couple is different and some genuinely want their privacy, but they are all part of the fame game, and it’s stories like this that get people talking, and gets them front page news.’

However, some couples may genuinely not want to draw attention to the stories – even if they’re on the national front pages.

Helen O’Brien from Impressive PR said: ‘Not speaking out can lead to on going stories speculating, there are column inches to be had from “still wearing wedding ring”.

‘I think high profile celebs like Cheryl and Liam are keeping a dignified silence on it. Fanning the flames is more of a reality TV strategy to keep them in the press for as long as possible.’

Whether trying to maintain a dignified silence or angling for publicity, the stories definitely draw attention. At the Brit Awards on Wednesday night, Dua Lipa was the first solo female to ever garner five nominations and Stormzy made history with his British Album win. But it was Cheryl and Liam’s public appearance – and their oversharing about their sex life – that made the most headlines.

Even bad publicity can be good publicity for people who depend on press attention to keep their careers going – so split speculation will continue to thrive as long as the concept of celebrity exists.

Metro.co.uk has contacted Cheryl, Liam, Kevin and Karen’s reps for comment. 

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Cheryl and Liam’s body language at the Brits suggest ‘defiance’ but also ‘nerves’

Cheryl and Liam's body language at the Brits suggest 'defiance' but also 'nerves'
Author & body language expert Judi James reveals all… (Picture: Rex)

Cheryl and Liam Payne made a red carpet appearance on Wednesday at the 2018 Brit Awards, days after rumours of a split surfaced.

There, they walked arm in arm and posed for pictures grinning at each other – and later made everyone uncomfortable when they joked about their sex life – but what does their body language really tell us?

Author & body language expert Judi James reveals all…

Cheryl and Liam's body language at the Brits suggest 'defiance' but also 'nerves'
Cheryl and Liam Payne pose at the Brit Awards 2018 (Picture: AP)

Some of the most gruesome red carpet poses come when a celebrity couple turn out to quash rumours about their relationship.

But although Cheryl and Liam were clearly intent on emphatically signaling a united and loving front, there were still enough signs of tension in their body language to suggest the kind of pressure that they must currently feel themselves to be under as an otherwise very private couple.

Cheryl and Liam's body language at the Brits suggest 'defiance' but also 'nerves'
It was Cheryl seeming to take charge of the choreography (Picture: Rex)

Just as she did at the beginning of their relationship, it was Cheryl seeming to take charge of the choreography here while Liam stood beside her looking shy and at times uncomfortable.

Their smiles often looked stretched and rigid and Cheryl had to whisper in Liam’s ear on one occasion to ensure his open-mouthed grin was re-booted. Cheryl and Liam's body language at the Brits suggest 'defiance' but also 'nerves'

Cheryl’s raised head and upright posture looked defiant (Picture: Rex)

Clutching a single rose, Cheryl’s raised head and upright posture looked defiant as she stood alongside her man and smiled widely at the cameras, and she face-checked Liam throughout as though trying to reassure him.

Her eye-gazing looked flirty but then almost maternal at times too, as though she was keen to check he was coping okay with the rather awkward occasion.

Cheryl and Liam's body language at the Brits suggest 'defiance' but also 'nerves'
Her eye-gazing looked flirty but then almost maternal at times too (Picture: Rex)

Liam’s face did drop a couple of times and his hand stuffed into his pocket suggested a suppressed desire to hide,and although they did walk hand in hand, it was actually more of a rather tentative-looking wrist clasp from Liam.