Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are both X Factor judges

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has shared what might be the best throwback picture we have ever seen.

The snap - which was taken 12 years ago - sees a very smiley Cheryl posing alongside her Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberley Walsh and Nick Grimshaw, who's joining her on The X Factor panel this year. 

'#Fbf Oh how times have changed !! a re-e-wind,' she told fans.

'Me, The Grim @nicholasgrimshaw &@kimberleywalshofficial many moons ago #GA2003era.'

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Nick Grimshaw, Kimberley Walsh and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in 2003

Although Cheryl and Kimberley both look pretty different, it's fair to say that it was Nick's transformation is what really got her followers talking.

'I didn't recognise him at first,' one was quick to point out, while another agreed: 'Wouldn't have even guessed if she hadn't said!'

Just like us, Cheryl's admirers have obviously gotten so used to seeing Nick, 30, sporting the perfectly coiffed quiff he's been rocking for years.

Keen to find out more about the meeting, we did a little digging and discovered that the photo was taken during Nick's student days spent broadcasting on Liverpool University's own radio station. 

Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini's wife and Kimberley, 33, had only just found fame themselves after starring on Simon Cowell's series Popstars: The Rivals so Nick decided to invite the pair in for a chat. 

Clearly amused that her upload was flooded with comments and had over 18.5k likes, Cheryl shared another image shortly after which really highlighted just how much he's changed.

The sweet snap was taken just last week and sees the X Factor judges beaming together in their dressing room. 

Cheryl looks chic in monochrome while Nick shows off his sartorial style in a printed shirt. 

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'Fast forward Friday to Me, The Grim @nicholasgrimshaw and @ritaora's chair bc we missed her yesterday #evolution #2015era,' the 32-year-old brunette quipped.