Every year - without fail - we have a moment when we think we might be a bit over X Factor. And then every year - without fail - we end up accidentally, you know, not going out and watching the entire series anyway. And it always pays off. Because every year the show delivers a little something to get very excited about.
This year, that little something is Little Mix. The only band to win - the only girl band to even get to the quarter finals - they are cute as a button, excited to be famous and seem - unlike any X Factor winner for years - genuinely marketable, filling a gap in the market for a girl-friendly girl group who can actually sing.
We weren't convinced by their styling on the show, mind. In their efforts to be female-friendly and relatable, Perrie, Jade, Jesy and Leigh-Ann wore brightly-coloured high tops, bow ties, braces and - eek! - shiny leggings. In Grazia's shoot - out today - we style them in outfits by McQ, the sister label of Kate Middleton's favourite designer, Alexander McQueen, swap their Converse pumps for Pierre Hardy heels, and coach them into high fashion poses for the first time, ever.
You can also see the girls - who have been working flat out ever since they won - having a little snooze in the corner of the shoot between shots. Bless'em. Something tells us there will be plenty more of that hard work to come - and you have to agree, don't they fashion up well? Check out the behind-the-scenes video below then let us know your verdict...