This may come as a shock, but it’s officially been 10 years since Liam Payne created his Twitter account, and he celebrated with a seriously emotional message!

“I am the real Liam Payne,” the singer wrote on Monday, June 22.

So what’s so special about that, you ask? Well, hardcore One Direction fans know that the first thing the “Strip That Down” crooner ever tweeted was exactly the same message! Yep, in honor of the anniversary, Liam reposted his first tweet, and boy, did it bring on all the nostalgia.

Talk about a blast from the past! For those who missed it, there’s another very special 10-year anniversary coming up for us 1D stans. Yeah, we’re talking about the band being formed! The group (which also consisted of Louis TomlinsonNiall HoranHarry Styles and Zayn Malik) was put together by Simon Cowell on July 23, 2010, after they all auditioned on The X Factor as solo artists. And according to Liam, the guys have something planned for the anniversary.

“We’ve got a 10-year anniversary coming up so we’ve all been speaking together a lot over the last few weeks which has been really nice,” the 26-year-old told The Sun in April 2020. “At the moment I’m not sure what I’m allowed to say. There’s a number of different things that we are all working on to try and make happen and people are forwarding emails around. But more than anything it’s just been a real good time for us to connect together again.”

He spoke out about it again while appearing on The Late, Late Show With James Corden.

“I”m not allowed to say too much obviously because I would be giving it away,” he dished. “We’ve been speaking a lot more at the moment, I think we are all feeling that that ten year… It’s a very special moment.”

He also explained during an Instagram Live, “Most of us are in London. We’ve been trying to arrange the first group FaceTime at the moment. I can’t say too much it was actually Louis told me off for revealing a bit about our plans the other day. So I had a group telling off on the group chat.”

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