Original Love Island star looks unrecognisable after ditching fame and becoming an international DJ | The Sun

ORIGINAL Love Island star Fran Cosgrave looks unrecognisable after ditching fame and becoming an international DJ.

Former Westlife bodyguard Fran, 45, became a fan favourite on the original run of the ITV show in 2005.

He even beat off the likes of Calum Best and former Hollyoaks star Paul Danan to win the series.

A year after his win, he appeared on the ITV2 show – Calum, Fran and Dangerous Danan – which showed him and his two Love Island pals travel from Texas to Los Angeles on Route 66.

He also made appearances on Loose Women and Celebrity Daredevils and even published an autobiography called Reality Check.

Now, Fran has made the switch from TV to music and is a producer and DJ for house scene trio the Futuristic Polar Bears.

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He founded the group and they've been on several tours playing gigs and making appearances at nightclubs all over the world.

He recently told Jennifer Zamparelli on RTE 2FM: "You can't take it [fame] too seriously because it's gone as quick as it comes.

"As it came towards 2009, things just started to spin out of control a bit, as it does. I was kind of finished with the whole celebrity thing.

"I started saying, 'no' to loads of programmes and I just wasn't interested in it.

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"My manager, rightly so, was like, 'Mate why won't you do any of these things?' I was just like, 'I'm not there anymore.'"

Fran also seems to be a keen gym-goer, snapping topless selfies on Twitter and is also a dad to his teenage son Josh.

He also has a daughter Patience Elisabeth with Elle Crawforth, and a younger son.

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