The X Factor cutie’s all grown up. You can say that again!

The last time we saw Eoghan Quigg he was a chubby-cheeked 16-year-old, cute as a button but definitely not – after coming third on 2008’s X Factor – hot.

Fast-forward four years and he’s virtually unrecognisable.

The 20-year-old’s practising his meanest face as he goes to town on a punchbag in one of the country’s oldest boxing clubs for his shoot with Now.

His six-pack doesn’t look too bad, either. Who knew?

‘I’ve got a lot taller and my hair’s shorter. I’m not as chubby as I used to be,’ Eoghan tells us. 

‘People can see I’m not that wee boy!’

Eoghan has been boxing since he was a young child.

‘I once boxed in an Irish championship,’ he reveals.

‘My brother’s a boxing fanatic, so I wouldn’t want to do it professionally because he’d beat me!’

See more pictures of Eoghan Quigg’s amazing transformation in Now magazine dated 15 October 2012 – out now!

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