Ray Quinn's marriage may have gone down the pan but with a body like his, we're not sure he'll be on the market for long

When Ray Quinn first hit our screens on the 2006 series of The X Factor, we fell in love with his chubby cheeks, cheeky smile and adorable Scouse accent.

Now, we’re even deeper in love – but this time it’s more to do with those humongous muscles he has hiding beneath his clothes. Oof!

When Ray appeared on Dancing On Ice in 2009 and did a topless number, we couldn’t believe our eyes. When did THAT happen?!

Quinn recently announced that he has split from wife of three years, Emma Stephens, who he married in 2012 after meeting in a West End production of Grease. The pair have one son together, Harry Frank.

26-year-old Ray commented:

‘Unfortunately the speculation is true and Emma and I have regrettably parted ways. Out of respect for the privacy of my family I don’t want to delve into my private life too much however I will say that our lives, after a period of time, have gone down separate paths.’


While we were busy ogling at pictures of newly-single Ray, it got us thinking: what happened to all the other baby-faced X Factor stars?

And after having a little dig around, we found that – ding ding ding! – most of them have also turned out mega-fit, just like Ray. Huzzah!

From little Eoghan Quigg, The X Factor 2008 contestant who is now 22-years-old and a gorge rugby lad, to 2007 winner Leon Jackson whose newly-found stubble has us weak at the knees, we can’t believe what we’re seeing.

We also have Shayne Ward, Joe McElderry, Olly Murs and (it wouldn’t be an X Factor fitties list without him) Mr Harry Styles on our list.

Check out the pictures above to see how all our fave X Factor baby faces have blossomed into gorge young men. Oosh!

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By Kim Gregory