Loose Women viewers can’t believe what X Factor star looks like now

The Same Difference star has gone from lean and cheesy to hot!

The X Factor has been very kind over the years by introducing us to some of the world’s greatest talents.

Since it began, it has unearthed some amazing vocalists such as Leona Lewis, One Direction, Olly Murs, Little Mix, JLS and, of course, Same Difference.

You remember them.

They were the shiny happy brother-sister combo who ended up coming third in 2007 and went onto release a joyous album called Pop with Simon Cowell.

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen them but now one half of the group is back for a second try at this pop lark.

Yes, Sean is trying his luck as a solo star and has transformed his look considerably in an attempt to shake off his old cheesy image.

Not only has he beefed up his once whippet thin body, he’s also cropped off his cute floppy fringe and bleached his hair blonde.

And yes, since Same Difference he has found sex. And about time too.

In the video for his first single Turn Me On, which came out last September, Sean really let loose and was seen snogging gals all over the shop.

This time round for his single Magic, he oozes sex appeal.

And Sean is only too happy to show off the real him.

“I was almost asexual when I was Sean from Same Difference,” he told Loose Women today.

Loose Women fans couldn’t believe who they were seeing.

One said: “Well Sean Smith from Same Difference on X Factor years ago has definitely changed”

“Anyone else a bit shook that this is the guy from Same Difference,” said another.

Speaking recently about his time on The X Factor, Sean said: “There are so many great memories but my favourites were probably playing the O2 arena on The X Factor tour.

“We were there singing along and screaming for the Spice Girls only a month previously and then all of a sudden we were performing there ourselves, it was crazy.

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“It was incredible to see our album on the shelves as I always used to save up my pocket money to buy records in Woolworths as a kid and I dreamed of having an album of my own up there one day so that was a poignant moment for me.”

While Sean is keen to pursue a solo career, Sarah, who runs a talent school called the Same Difference Pop Academy has got married.