X Factor: One Direction's Liam Payne is single after 'split' from Danielle Peazer

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One Direction star Liam Payne has reportedly split from his dancer girlfriend Danielle Peazer.

Pals have revealed that the One Direction singer parted ways from Danielle earlier this week, blaming hectic schedules for stopping them seeing one another.

Daily Mirror reporter Mark Jefferies revealed on Twitter this evening: "Just had it confirmed One Direction's @Real_Liam_Payne and @DaniellePeazer have split."

He added: "Split to do with them struggling to find time together more than anything and NOT twitter trolls, according to friend."

The Daily Mirror quotes a friend of Liam's as saying: "They have split in the last few days because it has been more and more difficult to keep the relationship going with Liam spending more and more time away.

"He has hardly been able to see Danielle in recent months and the band have a world tour next year so it was only going to get harder.

"They ended things but Liam hopes they have left on good terms. She was the first real love of his life."

As yet there's been no official word from either side, and both Liam and Danielle have been keeping quiet about the rumours on Twitter.

But if true, it's little surprise to hear, with One Direction gearing up for a new single release that is sure to see Liam spending even more time on the road touring and promoting.

Upcoming track Live While We're Young is the first to be taken from the group’s second studio album Take Me Home, which will be out later this year.

One Direction previously reached No.1 in an amazing 40 countries worldwide with the pre-order EP for the new single ‘Live While We’re Young’, making it the fastest selling pre-order single in history.

The single was released via pre-order on iTunes last month and immediately hit No.1 in 40 countries including the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Spain, France, Singapore, Brazil and Mexico.

The “biggest group in the world” will release the new song on 30th September in the UK and 1st October in the USA and Canada.

They'll be back in the UK in the new year for their first headlining arena tour throughout January and February.

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