Fans were quick to take to social media to laugh off the matter.
‘Liam realizing he almost posted his own nudes on his insta story,’ wrote one fan.
Another added: ‘Liam posted a nude by accident. what a pleasant way to start my day thank you daddy @LiamPayne‘.
Following his split from Cole, Payne was linked to supermodel Naomi Campbell who is 24 years his senior, however the couple are said to have called it quits in April.
Naomi, 48, dumped 25-year-old father-of-one Liam because she “quite simply got a bit bored,” a friend revealed to The Sun.
Naomi has taken the decision to let things fizzle out,” said the friend, who added, “She’s just not into Liam anymore and has cast him aside.”
She does, however, still consider Cheryl Cole’s baby daddy a good friend, another insider told The Mirror.
“Liam and Naomi had a lot of fun together, they got on well and had a laugh. But it just wasn’t meant to be.
“They are going to stay friends – there are no hard feelings with either of them.”
The supermodel and the One Directioner first hooked-up in early February at Naomi’s Bafta after-party, and then went on the enjoy the “mind-blowing sex” on Valentine’s Day.
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