X Factor stars - before they were famous

This year's X Factor favourite Ben Haenow was studying to be a plumber just days before his life changed forever when he stepped out on front of the judges to audition for the show. The hopeful is not the only contestant to make an extraordinary career change, however.

Today they may be some of the biggest pop stars in the entertainment world, but do you know what your favourite finalists did before finding fame as a result of appearing on Simon Cowell's show?

From baker to bin man and theology graduate to Ron Weasley's body double, HELLO! Online takes a look at some of the unusual day jobs these X Factor stars had before they hit the big time.


Harry Styles, Leona Lewis and Olly Murs all had very normal Jobs before their careers took off