They failed to set the stage alight during their anticipated performance at the BRIT Awards last week.
And this Thursday it’ll be round two for Liam Payne and Rita Ora as it’s confirmed they’ll reunite on stage for a performance of their Fifty Shades song, For You, at the Global Awards.
The performance comes amid ongoing speculation about Liam’s relationship with Cheryl, who was in the audience last Wednesday when her beau kept his distance from Rita on stage despite their previously raunchy performances.
Round two: Rita Ora and Liam Payne will perform at the Global Awards on Thursday, a week after their tame performance at the Brit Awards (pictured)
Capital Radio confirmed on Sunday that the pair will perform their steamy song For You at the Global Awards, which will be held at London’s Eventim Apollo.
Liam has reportedly jetted back to the UK in preparation for the ceremony, after flying to Miami the day after the Brits last week, with Rita later spotted in the city.
The pair have been busy promoting their track from the final Fifty Shades Of Grey movie in the past few weeks, with much hype built around their BRITs performance last week.
Apart: Amid speculation about Liam’s relationship with Cheryl, who was in the audience, her beau kept his distance from Rita on stage despite their previously raunchy performances
But while they sounded incredible, viewers noted that Rita, 27, kept her distance from Liam , 24, on stage out of respect for his girlfriend Cheryl, 34, who was watching from the audience, after they had battled split rumours.
The show was in stark contrast to the VERY raunchy duet they performed on Jimmy Fallon’s US talk show a fortnight before, which saw them end on a kiss, rather than the high five they gave each other at the BRITs.
Twitter went wild over the reserved performance and couldn’t help but speculate that it was because of Cheryl’s presence there.
Split rumours: Cheryl supported her boyfriend at the Brits, amid the ongoing rumours about the state of their romance
They wrote: ‘Did that performance between Rita Ora and Liam Payne look mega awkward? it’s as if Cheryl told him not to go near her #BRITs2018 #BRITS.’
‘Liam and Rita looked a bit awkward on stage, probs because Cheryl was there nonetheless she looked fit #brits.’
‘Rita and Liam had zero connection on stage between each other. Also that hug was ridiculously awkward lol. #BRITs.
Awkward: Twitter went wild over the reserved performance and couldn’t help but speculate that it was because of Cheryl’s presence there
‘Liam and rita have been close in EVERY OTHER performance of #ForYou and at the #BRITs they were miles apart and didn’t do their usual routine (cheryl c***blocked lol).’
Over the weekend reports suggest Cheryl is planning to move house from the £5million mansion in Woking, Surrey that she shares with Liam and their son Bear, in order to be closer to her best friend Kimberley Walsh.
A source told The Sun that Cheryl is keen to explore a move to Barnet in North London where her former Girls Aloud bandmate lives.
MailOnline has contacted both stars’ representatives for comment.
Duet: While they sounded incredible, viewers noted that Rita, 27, kept her distance from Liam , 24, on stage out of respect for his girlfriend Cheryl