He rose to fame on The X Factor on the tender age of 16 because the baby-faced singer from Northern Ireland.
And Eoghan Quigg, 30, looks a far cry from his younger self as gone is the lovable spiky-haired warbler he was once generally known as, and in his place is a tattooed hunk.
His look is not the only thing that’s different, as Eoghan ventured into parenthood when he welcomed his daughter Emmy Belle, 11 months, together with his girlfriend Amy Campbell last April.
All grown up! The X Factor star Eoghan Quigg, 30, looks worlds away from his baby-faced teenage self… as latest dad unveils transformation 14 years after TV debut
The couple have been together since 2015, became home-owners in 2019, and the previous talent show hopeful helps raise Amy’s two children from a previous relationship.
In an interview before the birth of his baby girl, Eoghan said he was ‘over the moon’ about becoming a father.
He told The Belfast Telegraph: ‘We’re each delighted, absolutely over the moon.
The best way he was: He rose to fame on The X Factor on the tender age of 16 because the baby-faced singer from Northern Ireland
‘In a really strange and hard 12 months, it’s improbable news and has definitely turned 2020 right into a very memorable 12 months for us – in a superb way.’
When the series ended, the star traded within the stage for the library, as he opted to do ‘the entire university thing’.
Eoghan placed third on the show in 2008, ending behind JLS and eventual winner 12 months of Alexandra Burke.
And in excellent news for fans, Eoghan still works as a singer as member of Irish wedding band The Housem8s, but he also has latest profession passions in life.
Changes: His look is not the only thing that’s different, as Eoghan’s profession has significantly modified, as he also now works as a radio presenter and footballer
As a footballer, he joined Coagh United F.C. in 2015, before moving on to Portstewart F.C. within the Northern Ireland Intermediate League.
He also works as a presenter for Q Radio, where he presents a segment called #QuiggOnQ.
Discussing his radio gig, he said recently: ‘One of the best thing for me is that no two shows are the identical, there’s all the time something different which keeps it fresh and that’s what I really like.
‘I also benefit from the banter with Q Radio listeners.’
Baby face: Eoghan placed third on the show in 2008, ending behind JLS and eventual winner 12 months of Alexandra Burke
X Factor viewers will now doubt remember the Irish lad for his super young appearance and spiky blonde hair.
But nowadays he rocks a wiser brunette haircut having undergone a hair transplant in 2020, bulging muscles and a sleeve of tattoos.
In his home life, Eoghan and his stunning girlfriend Amy recently brought their first house together, and celebrated their anniversary.
Completely happy couple: In his home life, Eoghan and his stunning girlfriend Amy recently brought their first house together, and celebrated their anniversary
Discussing his time on Simon Cowell’s flagship show, during a This Morning interview in 2016, Eoghan said: ‘I used to be 16 on the time, I used to be still a child, I used to be still in class.
‘It was an enormous change for me, but among the best experiences of my life.’
‘I moved back and did the entire education thing [after the show], I went to uni and now I’m back after my break, gigging.’
Eoghan famously enjoyed a romance with fellow X Factor star Diana Vickers, branding their fleeting liaison ‘one of the best experience’ of his life.
Simon had been set to sign Eoghan to his record label Syco after his time on The X Factor, but ultimately decided against it.
The teenager later joined RCA Records and dropped his debut namesake album in 2009. Nonetheless, it reached number 14 within the UK chart and his single 28,000 Friends only reached position 96, which resulted in Eoghan being dropped.
Eoghan attempted to represent Ireland within the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with The Movie Song but got here in second.
Sports star: As a footballer, he joined Coagh United F.C. in 2015, before moving on to Portstewart F.C. within the Northern Ireland Intermediate League.