I cried as he came second to Leona Lewis on X Factor in 2006.
I tuned in every Sunday night and saw him win Dancing on Ice in 2009.
I was very excited when he made a guest appearance as Johnny’s cousin in the stage show of Dirty Dancing in 2011.
All the while I was mocked for slightly fancying Ray Quinn with his Scouse accent and pug-like nose.
But suddenly he wins Dancing On Ice 2014 with larger biceps covered in tattoos and a cheekier smile and everybody is jumping on my bandwagon.
If only you had listened to my 11-year-old self, you would have had 8 more years of Ray Quinn in your life.
And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, I suggest you set some time aside for quick Google and Twitter research.