X Factor’s Frankie Cocozza Is Unrecognizable 11 Years After Talent Show

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Frankie Cocozza looks worlds away from his days as 2011’s The X Factor bad boy after moving to Australia and becoming a father.

The singer, 29, now lives Down Under with his wife Bianca Murphy and namesake son, two.

In a photo shared on the former talent show contestant’s Instagram, Frankie could be seen staring straight into the camera lens, sporting a floppy hairstyle.

Changing faces: Frankie Cocozza, 29, looks worlds away from his days as 2011’s The X Factor bad boy after moving to Australia and becoming a father

He wore a crisp white shirt with a blue shirt on top in a flash as he posed under a clear blue sky.

Taking to the comments section, one follower wrote, “The young Frankie I’ve been for 10 years has grown into a man.”

Another joked: ‘Can I see some gray hair over there boy?

New life: The singer, 29, now lives Down Under with wife Bianca Murphy and namesake son, two (pictured on The X Factor in 2011)

New life: The singer, 29, now lives Down Under with wife Bianca Murphy and namesake son, two (pictured on The X Factor in 2011)

While someone else posted: “You look good Frankie boy!”

Frankie welcomed a baby boy with wife Bianca in May 2019, almost a year to the day after they got married.

The singer took to Instagram at the time to share a snap with his newborn son as he joked that the tot was going to have “a hell of a ride”.

New look: In a photo shared on Instagram of the former talent show contestant, Frankie could be seen looking straight into the camera lens, sporting a floppy hairstyle

New look: In a photo shared on Instagram of the former talent show contestant, Frankie could be seen looking straight into the camera lens, sporting a floppy hairstyle

Compliments: In the comments section, a follower wrote:

Compliments: In the comments section, a follower wrote, “Young Frankie I’ve been for 10 years has grown into a man”

Frankie announced he was expecting his first child with Bianca in November 2018 after the couple tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in Brighton.

In the black and white snap, Frankie was in awe of his newborn son as he gently cradled the tot.

The former Celebrity Big Brother star wrote in the caption, “You’re going to have a hell of a ride, son.” You’ll be fine because you’re half your mom @biancacocozza.’

Screen star: Frankie was a contestant on The X Factor in 2011 with Gary Barlow as his mentor (pictured with show host Dermot O'Leary that year)

Screen star: Frankie was a contestant on The X Factor in 2011 with Gary Barlow as his mentor (pictured with show host Dermot O’Leary that year)

In May 2018, Frankie tied the knot to Bianca in a simple ceremony in Brighton and broke the news to fans with a surprise social media snap.

In it, he was seen in a black suit, a red rose on his lapel, holding hands with new bride Bianca, who stepped out in a gold dress and wedding veil.

The brunette beauty held a bouquet of roses and smiled in the sunny snap as they walked among floating confetti.

He's a dad!  The singer welcomed a baby boy with his wife Bianca in May 2019, almost a year to the day after their marriage

He’s a dad! The singer welcomed a baby boy with his wife Bianca in May 2019, almost a year to the day after their marriage

The star previously dated Ex On The Beach star Charlotte Dawson after the couple met while filming Celebs Go Dating in 2017, but the relationship fizzled out shortly after the end of the series.

Frankie was a contestant on The X Factor in 2011 with Gary Barlow as his mentor, and announced that he had the names of six girls tattooed on his bum.

After showing her back to the judges, the budding star won the victory over the judges and made it all the way to the live broadcasts.

Mr and Mrs: In May 2018, Frankie tied the knot with Bianca in a simple ceremony in Brighton and broke the news to fans with a surprise social media snap.

Mr and Mrs: In May 2018, Frankie tied the knot with Bianca in a simple ceremony in Brighton and broke the news to fans with a surprise snap on social media.

Settled: After getting married, the couple moved to Australia to start their new life together

Settled: After getting married, the couple moved to Australia to start their new life together

Frankie was later kicked out of The X Factor following an incident which was later blamed for “bragging about cocaine fueled sex sessions”.

The entertainer was just 18 at the time but issued a statement of apology admitting his life had “spinned out of control” when it was revealed his departure was drug-related.

In January 2012, the musician grossed £30,000 for his appearance on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother, in which he came second to Denise Welch.

But Frankie later turned his back on stardom and in 2017 revealed he made just £7.50 an hour working on a building site.

Reality TV role: In January 2012, the musician grossed £30,000 for his appearance on Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother, in which he came second to Denise Welch.

Reality TV role: In January 2012, the musician grossed £30,000 for his appearance on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother, in which he came second to Denise Welch.

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