X Factor's Ottavio Columbro looks VERY different at his past audition in 2012

Ottavio Columbro

Ottavio Columbro looks very different in this throwback to his first audition on The X Factor in 2012.

Tonight's X Factor auditions saw Ottavio make a return to the show as part of a duo with Bradley Hunt.

But Ottavio originally performed the judges back in 2012 as a solo act, going through to bootcamp alongside Rylan Clark-Neal.

The pair were joined by Gathan Cheema in their bootcamp group and had to sing Aretha Franklin’s Respect but ended up rowing over lines.

“I’ve got a swollen larynx, I can't even..." Ottavio complained to Dermot after the arguments.

He added: “I’m not confident now, not not at all.”

While the trio did make it through to the challenge, only Rylan went any further as we all know.

On The X Factor this week, Ottavio and Bradley had to get themselves back together after a row over CHICKEN.

The pair originally auditioned separately after splitting up over the argument.

Reflecting on the clash with Ottavio, 23 year-old restaurant manager Bradley complained to the judges: "He didn't even say thanks though. I tried."

After singing R. Kelly's Ignition, Bradley was asked by the judges to reunite with Ottavio and audition together.

They went on to sing Pussycat Dolls' Buttons and scraped their way through to bootcamp.

"I like you two but you weren't great individually, I actually think you're worse together," concluded Simon Cowell.

However the other three judges disagreed.

The X Factor 2016 auditions return Sunday night at 8PM on ITV.

And don't forget all new Xtra Factor LIVE which airs straight after on ITV2, hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal and Matt Edmondson.

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