Not looking so Young! Singer Will tries to go incognito with a bushy beard as he takes his dog for a walk
Daily Mail Reporter
13:29 GMT, 21 April 2013
17:06 GMT, 21 April 2013
He shot to fame as the fresh faced singer who battled it out against baby-faced Gareth Gates to take the Pop Idol crown in 2002.
Although since his appearance on the show Will, 34, has had five hit albums and a movie role – it is the first time fans have seen the crooner with such a bushy beard.
Pop Idol Will was perhaps trying to go incognito as he took his border terrier Esme for a walk in central London.
Shabby chic: Will Young relaxes after finishing his UK tour – by growing out his bushy beard
Will embraced the shabby saturday chic as he wandered the streets with his pooch wearing ankle swinging jeans and a loose grey sweatshirt.
The Come On Singer, who has just finished a UK tour, looked like he was finding it difficult to balance his coffee and hold onto his brown paper lunch bag as Esme gave him the run around.
Will, who made his movie debut in Mrs. Henderson Presents- revealed he has been trying out for a new big screen role but said the pressure was giving him nightmares.
Just a casual Saturday! Will relaxes with a bushy beard and a cup of coffee
Esme, come here! Will decided to let loose after a stressful nationwide tour – his tiny pet Esme looks chuffed to be around her superstar owner
He told BANG Showbiz: 'I'm having lots of audition dreams at the moment, I've just auditioned for this film, I probably shouldn't say because it probably won't happen, but I'm waiting.
'I had this dream and they were like, 'They want to know if you can do this', it was something really weird. It's the worst thing about auditioning, you wait and then you just have audition dreams until you know.'
It's a dog's life! Will makes sure Esme is looked after he buys his lunch in west London
Speaking about his needs on tour the star said: ''On my rider there is hardly anything. Just a stereo because on tour I always buy new music, otherwise it's very dull and boring. I don't like being distracted.
'A DVD player so I can watch films. Maybe some beers.'