Who would have thought this was the same baby-faced star that impressed Simon Cowell with his vocals way back in the day?
If you didn't know Ray from when he was a teen on Brookside, then you certainly knew him from when he auditioned for The X Factor back in 2006.
Nine years ago, he was a far cry from the macho man he has now become. Just look at his latest Instagram posts!
Taking to the photo-sharing app, Ray (who split from his ex-wife Emma Stephens earlier this year) surprised fans after posting new photos of himself. Gone are his floppy quiff and his cheeky chappy smile, as the 27-year-old is now sporting a shorter buzz cut and some serious muscles.
He's really bulked up, right?!
Along with abs to rival Spencer Matthews, Ray also showed off his impressive tattoo collection. That is so not how we remember him!
Like us, fans were just as shocked at Ray's transformation and many seemed to find it very easy on the eye!
One user said: "Oh dear lord.... Hot with a capital H!!! Loving the muscular look." While another posted several heart-eyed emojis and commented: "No way!"
Now that we did not expect...
Remember Ray's X Factor audition? Watch it here:
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