POP Idol star Zoe Birkett shot to fame in Britain's first blockbuster TV singing contest when she was just 16.
Now, the singer is celebrating a remarkable two decades since she appeared on the show, alongside Will Young and Gareth Gates.
A mum to an adorable four-year-old daughter, Zoe is now aged – and this may make you feel old – 36.
Posting on Instagram beside a picture of her with Gareth she said she was "blessed to have continued working in this industry for 20 years".
Tagging in the show's studios in London's Wembley, Zoe wrote: "On this day 20 years ago 😮
"Thank you for the lovely inbox reminders that 20 years ago today myself and @gareth_gates were the 2 chosen by public vote to go through to the Top 10 finals of ITV’s popidol!
"This is where all of the fun began .. and it hasn’t stopped ❤️.
"Blessed to have continued working in this industry for 20 years now.. and what a journey it has been 🙌🏼 🎢."
Zoe, who was 16 when she appeared on Pop Idol, ended up finishing behind winner Will Young, Gareth and Darius Danesh.
Despite coming fourth she released a single called Treat Me Like a Lady before launching into a long West End career.
In 2014, she appeared on the non-celebrity version of Big Brother once the show had switched from Channel 4 to Channel 5 in the series won by Helen Wood.
Posting about her success in September, Zoe revealed she was in rehearsals for a new Moulin Rouge musical.
She wrote: "What an epic month for our family, our princess started Reception successfully, making friends and adapting to mammy not being around as much as last year.
"We have my husband ( yep still can’t believe it’s only been a month ) that has set up his own mortgage and insurance business with a new office and staff ! Watching him grow and get his dreams makes me so proud, always knew you could do this!
"And well I’m back in full rehearsals for a DREAM show @moulinmusicaluk
"It’s been wonderful being back in the room creating and being amongst such epic talent !!
"Every day I have to pinch myself and gather my emotions , even having costume fittings makes me well up, this show is… well.. your not ready 🤣😫🔥."
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