By Kimberley Dadds
He rose to fame on The X Factor last year sporting a rather portly frame.
But singer Craig Colton has now re-emerged looking almost unrecognisable as he shows off a much slender physique following months of hitting the gym.
The 24-year-old has posed for a new magazine shoot to reveal his new honed body.
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But that's not the only major transformation he's gone through in the last year - as he also revealed during the NOW magazine interview that he is now also attracted to women.
The star, who previously 'came out' as gay during his time as a contestant on the show, has opened up to the publication about his love life.
Colton can be seen posing in the spread wearing a shirt opened almost to his naval as he flaunts his new found slimmer body.
Matching it with some black trousers and a neater hair do to the floppy locks he originally had on his first audition, Craig smoulders clearly showing his confidence.
'I don't want to lose a stone a week or anything like that. I'm still enjoying myself - hashtag cocktails!'
Craig also revealed he's completely overhauled his diet to live a healthier lifestyle, while working out at the gym 'three or four times a week'.
But he opened up further in the candid chat when he started to discuss his private life.
After first arriving in the public eye Craig's relationship with another X Factor alumni, Danyl Johnson, made the news following his admission that he is homosexual.
But Craig has admitted that he now won't rule out starting up something with a woman because he recently started to become attracted to females.
He added: 'I was always open about my sexuality on the show, but I'd never rule out a relationship with a woman.
'I was recently attracted to a women who was just like me in a woman's body. We're just friends, but there's something special about her.'
Aside from being busy in the gym, Craig has also been busy writing his new music material - and has been turning to Robbie Williams for advice.
He joked: 'I wrote a song called Beautiful Surprise on the toilet. It was about 4am and I rang Robbie immediately. Yes, I did get of the toilet at that point! He said: "send it to me right now".'
VIDEO: Craig shines at his audition...