MARCUS Collins looked completely different compared to his X Factor days when he sunned himself on the beach in Barbados this week.
The hairdresser, who reached the final back in 2011, showed off his buff beach bod as he enjoyed a winter break.
Marcus looked incredible in a tiny khaki coloured swimsuit as he went for a dip in the picture perfect waters.
He shielded his face from the sun with some trendy sunglasses and accessorised with two silver chains and a watch.
The singer later went for a stroll on the idyllic beach.
Last week, Marcus posted a photo of him and a pal enjoying some drinks on their flight.
He captioned the snap: "And we are off Barbados 🇧🇧 see you in a couple of weeks 🙌🏾 #backtomyroots @tracy7193 @virginatlantic spoiling us as usual x 🥂".
The singer hasn't been in the public eye much over the past few years but he hit the headlines in 2016 when he appeared to suggest that the ITV singing contest might be fixed.
Marcus – who came second to Little Mix back in 2011 – posted a cryptic message about his time on the show, hinting that all may not be as it seems.
Sharing a shot of himself alongside his mentor Gary Barlow, he wrote: “That awkward moment when you've already been told something and have to pretend you don't know and are hearing it for the first time.”
The comment caused a frenzy amongst his fans, who jumped to the conclusion he knew about the results.
Marcus later denied that he was suggesting anything and told fans: "My reaction watching the foolishness that's come off the back of one meme I posted this week!
"It's just a funny meme someone sent me. you've taken it too far."
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