Liam Payne revealed to We Love Pop: ‘When I was at school I was bullied by a few people who were much older than me. I was in year eight and they were sixth formers. I went and told my parents and my teachers, but it didn’t stop so I had to sort it out myself.
I went to camp to learn how to box, and it gave me the confidence to know that if I needed to, I could fight back and I could stand up to anyone. Then I got this guy I knew, who was in his early twenties, to pretend to be my big brother and pick me up from school. And as soon as they saw him it suddenly stopped.’