Reader Peter Munday of Mersey Care trust writes: 'Before he (Rhydian that is), fades into obscurity, I feel I have to point out the astounding similarity between Rhydian Roberts of runner up in TV talent show X-Factor fame and David Dalton, the chief executive of Salford Royal foundation trust.'

We agree with Peter but see our before and after shots - we think the similarity is greater before the wardrobe and make up teams got their hands on Rhydian.