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Liam Payne has spoon phobia

Liam Payne has spoon phobia

One Direction's Liam Payne has a phobia of eating from dirty spoons.

The pop star is always worried that spoons in restaurants and other people's homes are not clean so he refuses to use them when dining.

In an interview with UK radio station Capital FM, he said: "I'm not so much scared of spoons, I'll hold one. But I don't like eating with them, if they're not my spoons, if that makes sense. It is a bit weird."

Liam's spoon aversion stems from a punishment he received as a school kid when he was made to wash the entire school's cutlery.

The singer - who will be performing with the rest of 1D at the Capital

Summertime Ball 2015 with Vodafone at London's Wembley Stadium this Saturday (06.06.15) - revealed: "When I was a kid I was a bit naughty at school and when you were naughty they made you do the washing up. I had to wash all these nasty spoons and then it's just stuck with me after. I don't know what people are doing with their spoons, I don't want to know!"

Liam, 21, is not the only One Direction member to have an odd phobia.

Harry Styles is "scared of snakes", while Niall Horan suffers from claustrophobia and "hates birds".

Louis Tomlinson also shares Niall's fear of birds after one of the winged animals flew into his bathroom just as he was about to use the toilet.

He previously confessed: "I'm scared of birds and pigeons. I can't stand them. And one once flew into my bathroom window. I went in to have a wee, minding my own business and 'Whoa ... there's a bird in my bathroom!"