Liam Payne believes One Direction will be "coming back around at some point".
The 'Bedroom Floor' hitmaker and his bandmates - Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - decided to take a break to pursue their own projects a couple of years ago but Liam is "sure" they will reunite at some point when the time is right.
Asked if it has always been an aim of his to be a solo artist after he first entered 'The X Factor' as a solo artist, he said: "It's always been a dream. I wouldn't say it's always been an aim. Once One Direction started, it was just the passion. It was fantastic and it still is. It's coming back around at some point, I'm sure."
And Liam - who has seven-month-old son Bear with his partner Cheryl Tweedy - was thrilled to be performing at the MTV European Music Awards on the same stage as the likes of his childhood hero Eminem.
Speaking to ODE on the red carpet at the event at London's Wembley Arena, he added: "It's fantastic. I'm excited to be here. To be on the bill alongside Eminem, that's crazy.
"I never thought in my career that I would get to a stage where someone I used to listen to in my bedroom as a kid, I'm now sharing a stage with."
And Liam had previously revealed he thinks One Direction - which also included Zayn Malik until his departure in 2015 - "have to" reunite as they never got a chance to tour with their 2015 album 'Made In The AM'.
Liam said: "Yes, I think we will reunite at some point in the future. We have to - I mean we've got an album we haven't even toured yet, and I want to write some more songs as well with the boys.
"My favourite part about touring with the boys was when we were younger, we used to spend a lot of time together on the tour bus. When we did our first American tour, we had a really tiny, small bus, so it was just a lot of fun, just hanging out. And it was like, I don't know, that was the time when we got to know each other best."