By Daily Mail Reporter

Former X Factor star Eoghan Quigg won a legion of female fans thanks to his spiked hair and cute looks during the 2008 reality competition.

However, he's not a young boy any more after showing of his six pack for an action-packed photoshoot.

Quigg, now 20, came third in that year's X Factor, and it seems he has spent his time since then pumping iron in the gym.

Hasn't he grown? Former X Factor star Eoghan Quigg isn't a young boy anymore after showing of his six pack for a boxing photoshoot

Talking to Now Magazine, he explained about his new look: 'I’ve got a lot taller and my hair’s shorter. I’m not as chubby as I used to be. It might have been better if I was the age I am now.

'I was the youngest ever to get to the final. One Direction came after me. I was so young I didn’t really understand what was going on.'

The boxing photoshoot sees the now muscled pop star looking moody in the ring, while another shows him grinning at the camera.

All change: Quigg shows off his muscled new look - a far cry from how viewers saw him on The X Factor in 2008

His multiple tattoos are also visible.

The singer has always been a keen boxing fan, adding: 'I once boxed in an Irish championship.

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

Quigg dated his X Factor co-star Diana Vickers, but admits he hasn't spoken to her or the show's winner Alexandra Burke in over three years.

He said: 'I lost my phone three years back and haven’t spoken to them since. I saw JLS when they came to Belfast recently.'

Quigg is also recently single, adding: 'I had a girlfriend for three years, but we recently broke up. We’re still friends.'

The singer was dropped by his record label following his poorly received self-titled debut album, but insists he's looking forward to the future.

He said: 'I’ve just been rehearsing for a Strictly Come Dancing Children In Need special in Northern Ireland. And I do panto in November. Since The X Factor I’ve done two arena shows.'


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