Gained the attention of the public by placing second in the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011.
He worked as a salon hairdresser before first auditioning for The X Factor's third series.
He released his debut album Marcus Collins in 2012. It reached #7 on the UK charts.
He had a long-lasting relationship with bandmate David Heath. After their breakup he began dating Dancer Robin Windsor.
He lost to Jade Thirwall and her band Little Mix at the end of The X Factor's eighth series.