Joe McElderry – who rose to prominence on 2006’s The X Factor – made his edgy debut when he appeared on ITV’s Steph’s Packed Lunch
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X Factor winner Joe McElderry looks vastly different from his singing competition days in his latest television appearance.
The 30-year-old has possessed a sharper look from his days on the show where he beat Olly Murs.
No longer a clean shave, the male singer revealed his tailored beard and brushed back his wavy hair.
Showing off one of his bare breasts, Joe wore a gray silk shirt with a deep neckline.
He told Steph’s Packed Lunch that he was on The X Factor but dropped out for three years before returning to the show and winning.
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He said, “So I’m going to be about 15. I have to start the camera and on the second day I say, ‘I don’t like the camera here.’ Just overwhelmed.
“I pulled a producer aside and I said, ‘sorry, I’m leaving now, this isn’t for me.” I don’t think they’ve ever really had that before. You could say they’re a bit like ‘sorry what?’ “
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“I just said, ‘I didn’t feel good enough and I didn’t feel ready or confident enough and I left.’ ‘
His cover of Miley Cyrus’ The Climb was his debut single and soared to number one in the UK charts.
He has also entered the world of musical theater and in 2015 he starred as Joseph in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
He recently documented his workout journey on social media.
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In a split second, he was on all fours on the floor of a gym, covered in sweat.
He captioned the photo: “If you hit a bike! You know this feeling very well.”
In another, he wore a pair of orange shorts and a workout shirt as he gave a thumbs up.
He was met by fans, who praised him for his fitness journey.
“OMG looks like hard work,” one person wrote.
“Good job Joe,” said another.
Joe was once met with ruthless trolls in 2015 when he was punished for showing off his supposedly “fuller” bust.
He was hurt and angered by the comments and told The Mirror: “It’s a badly angled photo and I would go further that it’s also an edited photo, but that’s it. a completely different story.”
“I reacted to this humorously by posting a topless photo from the gym and making jokes about it, but I also wanted to send a message to children and teenagers that of course Your body will change as you age, of course you change shape, of course your shoulders will be wider, of course your arms will be bigger too.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/joe-mcelderry-unrecognisable-x-factor-26352184 Joe McElderry is unrecognizable from his X Factor days when he puts on a sharp look