He might have changed his name to Darius Campbell, married and divorced a Hollywood actress and carved a career on the stages of the West End. But to us, Darius will always be the pony-tailed cheeseball from Pop Idol in 2001. Soz, Daz.
Anyway, rumours are circulating that model Daisy Lowe is getting over her split from Peaches Geldof’s widower, Thomas Cohen, by cosying up to Darius. That can’t be right, can it?
Well according to sources, it is. The couple were spotted enjoying a date at the National Gallery in London on Wednesday.
To be fair to Darius, he’s come a long way since the ponytail, moustache and Britney cover version that got him talked about all those years ago.
He’s currently starring in Funny Girl alongside
Sheridan Smith Natasha Barnes and has quite a few musicals under his belt these days.
He’s also looking a lot better than his Pop Idol days. Now 35, he’s clearly matured like a fine wine.
A source told The Sun: “They were being very coupley and laughing — enjoying each other’s company.
“But when they thought they had been recognised they separated.
“They’re clearly trying to keep the fact they are spending time together private.”
Daisy and Thomas split last month. She’s previously dated former Doctor Who actor Matt Smith.