X Factor star Chico shows off bold look in TV return for This Morning chat

Former X Factor star Chico returned to TV to look back on his fame from the ITV talent show.

Competing in the show for its second series back in 2005, Chico, whose real name is Yousseph Slimani, made it to the quarter-finals of the show and released his hit track, It's Chico Time.

The star, now 52-years-old, had grown his black hair out, styling it into two thick braids which hung by his shoulders and was partially covered by a beige fedora hat he chose to wear.

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Loving his new look, viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Chico's revamped appearance.

"Chico is just fabulous, beautiful fella Xxxxx," one tweeted.

"Chico that is a blast from the past! #thismorning," a second wrote, shocked to see him on the show.

A third put: "Wow Chico Wagner and Stevie… good old days of x factor!"

Speaking about his "rollercoaster" experience with This Morning presenters Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary, who famously host the weekend show, Chico shared an odd moment from his time on the X Factor.

"I remember I was going to electrocute myself in Sharon Osbourne's pool and demonstrated to the world what a charcoaled goat looks like," he revealed.

"I remember everyone calling out to you, 'Chico Time,' do you remember that? Do you still get recognised now?" Alison asked.

"All the time," Chico replied.

"I was at my retreat villa in Portugal, there's hardly anyone there and a person stopped and said, 'It's only Chico!'"

The former singer now works for his own wellness retreats which he explained had been set up all around the world, in Bali, Croatia and Portugal, where he is now a resident, as well as a mental health support app.

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