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showbiz gossip straight to your inbox with the Daily Star's FREE newsletterThe X Factor was absolutely compulsive viewing on a Saturday night back in its heyday.From Dannii Minogue and Cheryl’s outfits to Louis Walsh arguing with boss Simon Cowell , the ITV singing show was watched by millions.It was also the year we had an early introduction to future superstars Liam Payne - who went on to become one-fifth of One Direction - and Jade Thirlwall, before she joined Little Mix.

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Liam James Payne (born 29 August 1993) is an English singer and songwriter.

He rose to fame as a member of the boy band One Direction.

Payne made his debut as a singer when he auditioned for the British television series The X Factor in 2008. After being eliminated as a solo performer, he auditioned again in 2010 and was put into a group with four other contestants to form One Direction