Inside X Factor's Rhydian Roberts amazing body transformation and new career

WELSH singing sensation Rhydian Roberts reached The X Factor final in 2007 and became famous for his dazzling white hair – but he's since undergone a huge transformation.

Rhydian auditioned for The X Factor in 2007 during his final year at university and was an instant hit with viewers for his flamboyant style and dazzling hair.

Incredibly, his debut album in November 2008 – titled Rhydian – gained platinum status in weeks and earned him the title of highest selling male solo artist of the year.

He even performed to an audience of over 30,000 at Andrew Lloyd Webber's 60th Birthday Party in Hyde Park and Prince Charles invited him to become a patron of The Prince's Trust.

After going on tour, Rhydian released second album 'O Fortuna' and recorded his own television special for Welsh broadcaster S4C followed by the documentary 'Rhydian'.

As well as releasing music, Rhydian was clearly hitting the gym as he got incredibly ripped.


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The Welsh singer was a powerlifter at school and a strong bench presser but had rarely shown off his buff physique until a photoshoot in 2015.

Rhydian showed off his incredible physique in steamy shirtless snaps – with his rippling adds and bulging biceps on show.

In 2018, Rhydian opened up on having struggled with his body image in the past.

"I did back at university. I guess you'd call it body dysmorphia," he explained on Loose Women in 2018.

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"I don't have it now but when you're on TV there's always a pressure to look good.

"The same is true with men as well. I don't have it bad at all. When I was muscular, you're never big enough or thing enough, whatever it is.

"It's not that important now and the older you get the more accepting you are."

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