As far as unearthing the nation’s finest musical talent is concerned, The X Factor’s track record is inconsistent at best. What it does well, however, is repeatedly prove the transformative power of a good haircut.

Among this year’s crop of hopefuls is former van driver Ben Haenow, who’s been taken from a rough-around-the-edges lad from Croydon and turned into a chiselled would-be popstar, thanks to some new threads and a razor-sharp ‘do.