X Factor star Eoghan Quigg, 30, looks worlds away from his baby-faced teen self

He rose to fame on The X Factor at the age of 16 as a singer with a childlike face from Northern Ireland.

Eogan Koeig, 30, looks a far cry from his younger self as he was the cute, spiky-haired warbler he was once known for, and in its place a large, tattooed stubble.

His looks weren’t the only thing different, as Eogan ventured into parenthood when he welcomed daughter Amy Bell, 11 months, with girlfriend Amy Campbell last April.

They all matured! X Factor star Eoghan Quigg, 30, looks at the world away from himself as a baby-faced teen… while a new dad reveals a transformation 14 years after her TV debut

The couple have been together since 2015, became homeowners in 2019, and the hopeful former talent show is helping raise two Amy kids from a previous relationship.

In an interview before his baby girl was born, Eugan said he was ‘happy with the moon’ to become a father.

Tell Belfast Telegraph: ‘We are both delighted, surely over the moon.

The way it was: He rose to fame on The X Factor at the age of 16 as a child-faced singer from Northern Ireland

The way it was: He rose to fame on The X Factor at the age of 16 as a child-faced singer from Northern Ireland

“In a very strange and difficult year, it’s great news and it has definitely turned 2020 into an unforgettable year for us – in a good way.”

When the series ended, the star traded on stage for the library, where he chose to do “everything university.”

Eoghan placed third on the show in 2008, behind JLS and eventual winner of the year Alexandra Burke.

And in good news for fans, Eoghan is still working as a singer as a member of Irish wedding band The Housem8s, but he also has a new career passion in life.

Changes: His looks weren't the only thing different, Eogan's career changed drastically, as he now also works as a radio presenter and footballer

Changes: His looks weren’t the only thing different, Eogan’s career changed drastically, as he now also works as a radio presenter and footballer

As a footballer, he joined Coagh United FC in 2015, before moving to Portstewart FC in the Northern Ireland Intermediate League.

He also works as a presenter for Q Radio, where he presents a segment called #QuiggOnQ.

Discussing his radio job, he said recently, “The best thing for me is that no two shows are the same, there is always something different that keeps it fresh and that’s what I love.

“I also enjoy joking with Q Radio listeners.”

Baby Face: Eoghan finished third on the show in 2008, finishing behind JLS and eventual winner of the year Alexandra Burke

Baby Face: Eoghan finished third on the show in 2008, finishing behind JLS and eventual winner of the year Alexandra Burke

X Factor viewers will now be suspicious that the Irish boy will remember his super young look and spiky blonde hair.

But these days, he’s sporting a smarter brunette haircut after undergoing a hair transplant in 2020, which resulted in bulging muscles and a blanket of tattoos.

In his home life, Eoghan and his amazing girlfriend Amy recently had their first home together, and celebrated their anniversary.

HAPPY COUPLE: In his home life, Eoghan and his amazing girlfriend Amy gathered their first home together and celebrated their anniversary

HAPPY COUPLE: In his home life, Eoghan and his amazing girlfriend Amy gathered their first home together and celebrated their anniversary

Discussing his time on Simon Cowell’s main show, during an interview this morning in 2016, Eugan said: “I was 16 at the time, I was still a kid, and I was still in school.

“It was a huge change for me, but one of the best experiences of my life.”

I went back and did everything education [after the show]I went to uni and now I’m back after a break, laughing.

Eoghan is best known for his romance with fellow X Factor star Diana Vickers, calling their casual relationship the “best experience” of his life.

Simon was set to sign Eoghan to his Syco record label after his time on The X Factor, but ultimately decided against him.

The teenager later joined RCA Records and dropped his debut album of the same name in 2009. However, it reached number 14 on the UK chart, and his singles number of 28,000 friends only reached number 96, dropping Eoghan.

Eoghan attempted to represent Ireland in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with The Movie Song but came in second.

Sports star: As a footballer, he joined Coagh United FC in 2015, before moving to Portstewart FC in the Northern Ireland Intermediate League.

Sports star: As a footballer, he joined Coagh United FC in 2015, before moving to Portstewart FC in the Northern Ireland Intermediate League.