'I'm technically superman!': Liam Payne discusses juggling fatherhood with successful music career... as he praises 'amazing mum' Cheryl
He welcomed his son Bear, with his girlfriend Cheryl back in March.
The 24-year-old singer also likened himself to superman as he discussed juggling parenthood with his successful music career.
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Superman: Liam Payne opened about family life on the red carpet, as he heaped the praise on Cheryl for being an 'amazing mum' at the Brit Awards 2018 nominations on Saturday
'I'm technically Superman at this stage,' he told reporters on the red carpet. No it's difficult, I'll be serious with you it is difficult so I do miss my son from time-to-time when I'm away.
'But I know he's got the best mum in the world and Cheryl is on my mind as well and she's absolutely amazing.
'So you cope as well as you can.'
Proud boyfriend: While he wasn't joined by his girlfriend Cheryl, 34, Liam dubbed her the 'best mum in the world' and admitted he found it 'difficult' to be away from their baby son Bear
Tough job: The 24-year-old likened himself to 'Superman' as he discussed juggling parenthood with his successful music career
Last month, Liam jetted across the US to promote his latest music following the launch of his solo career before arriving home to spend the festive period with CheryI and his son.
Describing Bear's first Christmas, the former One Directioner said: 'I was up at five in the morning, getting the turkey ready, you know got to keep the bird greased up.
'I dressed up as Santa and that was the happiest I've ever seen him [Bear].
'I know he doesn't know what's going on, he didn't have a clue but I know that he'll know around that time it was quite a happy time.'
Hectic schedule: Liam discussed jetting across the US to promote his latest music following the launch of his solo career before arriving home to spend the festive period with CheryI and his son
Sweet: Describing Bear's first Christmas, the former One Directioner said: 'I dressed up as Santa and that was the happiest I've ever seen him [Bear]'
He added Cheryl wasn't threatened by his close friendship with Rita Ora, who stars in the new Fifty Shades Freed track, For You.
'Obviously she knows Rita quite well,' he said. 'Rita's fantastic, I love her to pieces so funny and it's great when you're excited for promo trips and stuff.
Liam will go head to head with former One Direction bandmates Harry Styles and Zayn Malik at the BRIT Awards 2018 in the category of British Artist Video Of The Year.
Putting on a show: The nominees were announced during a special live ITV show 'The BRITs Are Coming', hosted by Emma Willis, where Liam performed Strip That Down (pictured)
Styles' eccentric piano ballad Sign Of The Times and Malik's Taylor Swift collaboration Don't Wanna Live Forever will battle it out with Payne's slick dance track Strip That Down featuring Quavo at the ceremony on February 21.
Despite the Brit Awards rivalry, the Wolverhampton native said he's loving solo life and isn't worried about going battling it out with Harry and Zayn.
He said: 'It's fantastic. I'm extremely happy. I love it. We all needed a break, it got a bit crazy at one point. Everyone is doing so well, don't fix it if it's not broken. There is always time for us to come back, we have that.'
Competition: Liam will go head to head with former One Direction bandmates Harry Styles and Zayn Malik at the BRIT Awards 2018 in the category of British Artist Video Of The Year
Liam, Zayn and Harry will compete against Calvin Harris, Clean Bandit, Jonas Blue, Little Mix, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Anne-Marie.
The winner of the British Artist Video award will be decided by the public, with one of the 10 acts eliminated each week until there are only five left on the night of the awards.
The nominees were announced during a special live ITV show The BRITs Are Coming, which was hosted by Emma Willis and included a performance of Strip That Down from Liam.
Talented: The nominees were announced during a special live ITV show 'The BRITs Are Coming', which was hosted by Emma Willis and included a performance of Strip That Down from Liam
BRIT Awards 2018: The nominees
BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa
Ed Sheeran - Divide
J Hus - Common Sense
Rag 'n' Bone Man - Humour
Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer
BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST
BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Anne-Marie - Ciao Adios
Calvin Harris Ft Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean - Feels
Clean Bandit Ft Zara Larsson - Symphony
Dua Lipa - New Rules
Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times
Jonas Blue Ft William Singe - Mama
Liam Payne Ft Quavo - Strip That Down
Little Mix - Touch
ZAYN and Taylor Swift - I Don't Wanna Live Forever
CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD
Jorja Smith - WINNER
BRITISH SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Liam Payne - 'Strip That Down' featuring Quavo
Jax Jones feat. Raye - 'You Don't Know Me'
Clean Bandit - 'Symphony' featuring Zara Larsson
Rag'n'Bone Man - 'Human'
J HUS - 'Did You See'
Calvin Harris - 'Feels' featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
Dua Lipa - 'New Rules'
Ed Sheeran - 'Shape of You'
Jonas Blue - 'Mama' featuring William Singe
Little Mix - 'Touch'
INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST
INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST
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