X Factor’s Luke Friend ditches the dreads and looks almost unrecognisable as he reveals suave makeover

His hair has seemed to garner more attention than his singing.

Luke Friend has ditched his dreads in this new makeover. Copyright [Heat] But now people may start talking about Luke Friend’s voice rather than his dreadlocks after the X Factor finalist revealed a dramatic new makeover.

In a shoot with this week’s Heat magazine, the star looks almost unrecognisable dressed in a smart suit and bow tie – along with his messy dreads seemingly getting the chop.

Speaking to the magazine about his new look, Luke admitted that he enjoyed embracing his suave side.

[Sinitta: Louis Walsh should have manned up and sent home Sam Callahan, Luke Friend was much better]

[Miley Cyrus covers up for her X Factor performance]

He said: “The shoot’s awesome – a lot different to what I’ve done before.” He added, “The only thing is, I think I need to lose a bit of weight. I’ve got a bit of a tummy. I don’t worry about it, though. Chicks dig the chub!”
 Luke Friend doesn't care for working out. Copyright [Rex]
“I’ll never be ripped, though. I don’t want to be. It’s too much effort.”

Luke also opened up about his new found status of heartthrob.

“There seems to be Twitter pages for every part of my body now, even for the rude bits – there’s a penis one. I don’t mind,” he joked.
“I’m one of those people that if a girl’s coming on to me I wouldn’t have a clue.

“It’s really lovely, but I don’t know how to deal with it. Someone said something like, “I’ll scream if I don’t get your d**k.” I’m like, “Calm down!” I don’t see myself as a heartthrob; I guess I see myself as someone a bit different. That might be attractive to girls.”
Read the full interview in this week's Heat magazine.  
The full interview and more pictures appear in this week’s heat, on sale now. Visit www.heatworld.com

Are we watching Abi Alton on X Factor or Andrea Begley on The Voice? WE DON'T EVEN KNOW ANYMORE! Copyright: [itv/bbc]
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