One Direction’s Liam Payne has spoken about the fan that broke into his hotel balcony and stole a pair of his underpants.

Payne told the New Zealand Herald, “It was a bit scary to be fair because when you’re naked and there’s a stranger looking through the window...

"If you turn it the other way round and I’d been looking at her [naked] through a window, I’d have been straight off to jail!”

Payne continued, “I was in bed and I heard something bang on the balcony, so I woke up. My door didn’t close properly and she started trying to open the door.

"I was like ‘ What do I do? I’m naked’ I’ve got like no resources around me to not be naked, so I just started shouting for my [security] guy and then she ran off."