X Factor hell raiser Frankie Cocozza was just 18 years old when he shot to fame on the ITV singing show.
The former bad boy, 26, found fame in the 2011 series of the X Factor, but was given the boot after production staff overheard him bragging about taking cocaine.
Speaking about getting the axe from the show at the time, he told The Mirror: "I regret it so much. I'm really sorry.
"It's not just the last few months on X Factor I’ve been taking cocaine or using drugs.
"To be honest, I’ve been doing stuff for a couple of years now."
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In 2017, he admitted he'd blown £200,000 on booze and was earning minimum wage working on a building site.
Frankie later met Bianca and the pair got married in 2018, just one year after he went looking for love on E4 hit show Celebs Go Dating.
Just five months after saying their vows, the reality tv star confirmed a mini-Frankie was on the way sharing an image of their ultrasound with the caption, "Ecstatic".
Frankie proudly revealed he's a dad after Bianca gave birth to their son in May.
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Confirming he news on Instagram, the former X Factor star posted a picture of himself holding his son with the caption, "You're in for one hell of a ride son."
"You'll be absolutely fine because you're half your mother."
Fans were extremely happy for the pair, and rushed to their keyboards to congratulate the new parents.
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One said: "He couldn’t be any more beautiful and what amazing parents he's got."
Another joked: ""You know you’re old when Frankie Cocozza has got a kid! Congrats."
The former musician now resides in Sydney with his little family and has brushed off his bad boy image by posting snaps of himself alongside his wife and baby son, Frankie.
The five-month-old is actually Frankie the fourth because the former X Factor star's dad is also called Frankie, after his own father.
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Despite being welcomed to fatherhood earlier this year, Frankie is still a joker.
In most recent Instagram pic, he posted a picture of himself carrying baby Frankie in a swimming pool captioning the photo "Right before I launched him in the deep end".
X Factor: Celebrity is currently underway on ITV with famous faces battling it out to win a recording contract.
It has also been revealed that X Factor All Stars will head our TV screens later this year.
Fans will have to wait to see if the X Factor bad boy is asked back to the stage.
X Factor: Celebrity returns to ITV this Saturday at 8.35pm
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