X Factor’s Ray Quinn looks unrecognisable after swapping life of fame for carpet fitting job – 15 years on from his successful stint on the talent show
He finished in second place behind Leona Lewis on the third series of The X Factor in 2006.
But swing singer Ray Quinn, 33, quit his life of fame to become a labourer when the coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020.
And he now looks unrecognisable having grown out his hair and inked his arms with tattoo sleeves.
Ray made British music history after competing on The X Factor by becoming the youngest male artist to reach the top spot of the UK album chart without releasing a single.
He went on to have a successful jazz career and also appeared in many musical productions and plays throughout the UK.
The performer went on to take part in Dancing On Ice in 2009 and the All Stars edition in 2014, winning both series.
What is Ray Quinn doing now?
RAY Quinn is a performer who found success in 2006 through The X Factor, though he had already worked as an actor on Brookside before this.
Who is Ray Quinn?
Ray Quinn is a 32 year old performer from Knowsley.
The multi-talented lad is known for his expressive eyebrows and his various reality TV appearances, winning the 2015 series of Get Your Act Together .
He also came first on Dancing On Ice in 2009, beating Liberty X’s Jessica Taylor to the trophy.
What is Ray Quinn’s net worth?
Despite him now working for £11.40 an hour, NetWorthList estimate his worth to be $1.6million.
This will be from both singing and acting, though perhaps most prominently from his reality show appearances.
The performance industry has been hit hard during the pandemic as venues cannot open at their normal capacity, if at all.
Is Ray Quinn still married?
The X Factor star married Emma Stephens in 2012, but they split after three years together.
Does Ray Quinn have a child?
Together they share an adorable son named Harry who was born in 2012 after their Barbados wedding.
After their split, Ray said: “Emma and I have regrettably parted ways. Our lives, after a period of time, have gone down separate paths.
Ray and ex wife Emma Stephens split after three years together and they share a son
“Despite this obviously being a very difficult period in my life, I am keeping busy with my new music and will be continuing with my UK tour and the release of my new single as planned.”
Who is Ray Quinns wife?
Ray is now engaged to his partner Emily who he went public with in 2017 after they met in a bar.
Sharing a recent snap together, Ray penned: “Loooong overdue, well deserved family night out with ALL the Quinn’s!! And always by my side is my beautiful future wifey of course!”
Ray is engaged to his partner Emily who he went public with in 2017
Westlife and Ray Quinn – That’s Life – The X Factor Final – December 2006
Ray Quinn Snr
what is Dancing on Ice?
Dancing on Ice is a British television series presented by Phillip Schofield alongside Holly Willoughby from 2006 to 2011, who then returned in 2018, and Christine Bleakley from 2012 to 2014.
The series features celebrities and their professional partners figure skating in front of a panel of judges. The series, broadcast on ITV, started on 14 January 2006 and ended on 9 March 2014 after the contract was not renewed by ITV.
The X Factor (British TV series)
The X Factor is a British reality television music competition, created by Simon Cowell.
Premiering on 4 September 2004, it was produced by Fremantle’s Thames and Cowell’s production company Syco Entertainment for ITV, as well as simulcast on Virgin Media One in Ireland.
The programme ran for around 445 episodes across fifteen series, each one primarily broadcast between late summer to early winter, until its final episode in December 2018.
All episodes were presented by Dermot O’Leary, with some exceptions: the first three series were hosted by Kate Thornton; while Caroline Flack and Olly Murs hosted the show for the twelfth series.
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