We like this, a lot...

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re most likely well aware of the rumours surrounding Liam Payne and Cheryl at the moment.

After questionable photos of Chez looking ‘fuller-figured’ and with a rounder stomach, and their recent cut down of public appearances together, many believe they are preparing to welcome a little one into their family sometime soon.

However, as a recent post proves, Liam’s making sure he’s not letting the fan excitement interfere with his career prospects – he’s back in the studio, making music with someone very exciting…

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Despite the fact that One Direction are currently on hiatus, the boys have been keeping themselves active musically, with Niall Horan being one who recently released a solo single.

And it looks as if Liam is ready to follow suit, as he’s been in the studio with musician and production genius, Pharrell:

Great few days with @pharrell pleasure working with you as always 🙌🏼🚀

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As two heavyweights in the music biz, this is looks like a super exciting collaboration – and Liam feels the same!

‘Great few days with @pharrell pleasure working with you as always’, the 23-year-old captioned the post, showing the two buddied up and looking cooly into the camera lens.

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We like, a lot – and we’re definitely not the only ones! Fans of the 1D star have flooded his comment section with messages of appreciation: ‘So cool, I love you both!’ reads one example.

Oddly, a term that is plastered all over the pic is ‘Daddy’…

Liam Payne - Daddy

However, it’s not necessarily meant in the parental way! According to the ever-reliable source Urban Dictionary (ahem), ‘daddy’ is code-word for ‘bad-ass’… or ‘sexually attractive in a dominant way’. Ooh la la!

GIF Cheryl X Factor

Don’t say you never learn anything from us…