Liam Payne joked about the “wrath” of his partner Cheryl after interrupting her on the toilet during a live radio interview.
The One Direction star, who has a one-year-old baby with Cheryl, was in the middle of a phone chat with BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw when he went to find her to ask her how many people she would have in her entourage.
The 24-year-old could be heard shouting: “Chez, are you there? Where are you?”
He told Grimshaw: “Hang on a minute, I’m just finding her… she’s actually in the toilet, this is hilarious.”
Payne could then be heard telling Cheryl, 34: “First up, was it a number one or a number two?”
After getting her answer of “seven” for her entourage, Payne joked: “She’s going to kill me after this.”
Cheryl took over the phone for a few moments to talk to Grimshaw, before the radio host told Payne he would see him at his Live Lounge performance later in the day.
“If I’m still alive and I haven’t been killed after this phone call, then I’ll see you later,” Payne replied, adding that he fears “the wrath of the Chez”.
Payne admitted to feeling “daunted” by his Live Lounge appearance, his first time doing it solo without his One Direction bandmates.
He and Cheryl were forced to defend their relationship against rumours of a split earlier this year.
The couple welcomed their son Bear in March last year after being an item since 2016.
They first met on The X Factor in 2008 when former Girls Aloud star Cheryl was a judge and Payne auditioned as a solo contestant, two years before becoming part of the hit boyband One Direction on the programme.