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Liam Payne Reveals Where His Fear Of Spoons Came From

Blame his naughty past.

As most Directioners know, when and if you find yourself around One Direction's Liam Payne, leave your spoons at home.

The singer has made it quite public throughout the years about his distaste for the kitchen utensil, but as he explained to Capital FM it's not so much his spoons, it's other people's spoons.

“See I’m not so much scared of spoons, I’ll hold one,” Liam said. “But I don’t like eating with them, if they’re not my spoons, if that makes sense."

So where did this whole spoon phobia come from? Well, it turns out if Liam wasn't such a naughty kid, he may not have an problem at all.

“It is a bit weird. When I was a kid I was a bit naughty at school and when you were naughty they made you do the washing up,” Liam said. “I had to wash all these nasty spoons and then it’s just stuck with me after. I don’t know what people are doing with their spoons, I don’t want to know!”

But Liam isn't the only one with a spoon problem, it turns out there is actually a name for this phobia: Koutaliaphobia. Koutaliaphobia, which Liam is well aware of, is defined as the extreme and often irrational fear of spoons.