They live on!

One Direction lives on!

One Directioners were in for a special surprise at the 2017 BRIT Awards on Wednesday (Feb. 22) when Liam Payne walked on stage to collect the accolade for the audience voted Video of the Year award for “History.”

“We’ve been taking time out to work on solo material but One Direction is who we are and who we always will be, so this one is for us. This is amazing, thank you so much. I know I speak on behalf of the rest of the boys when I say we can’t believe we’re still winning these. Thank you very very much.”

Simon Cowell, who introduced Payne along with Nicole Scherzinger, awkwardly added his two cents afterward.

Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson weighed in from home:

Last year, Niall admitted One Direction will unite… eventually. “I’m doing [the music thing], Harry’s doing a movie,” he said. “You know, we’re all doing our own bits and pieces. Can’t really put a date on it, but it’s not gonna be 50 years away. It’s in the foreseeable [future].”

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