He was a part of The X Factor, on 8 November 2011, Cocozza left the show, admitting his life had "gone out of control" while taking part in the show. He has released 2 EPs, a sell-out tour, and is currently working on an album with his band, The Telescreen.
In January 2012, months after leaving The X Factor, Cocozza became a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother (UK). He finished in second place losing out to actress and television presenter Denise Welch.
In April 2012, Cocozza was a pall-bearer for his best friend, Connor Saunders. A foundation has been set up in his honour.
On 5 November 2012, Cocozza released his debut EP online, which sat at the number 19 on iTunes. 'She's Got A Motorcycle' was released as a single, with an accompanying video posted to YouTube. The music video shows Cocozza riding a motorcycle towards a wall of fire. The Daily Mail described it as showing his "energetic side" and receiving a "love or hate him". The single reached number 89 in the UK chart.
On 21 April 2013, Cocozza released his second EP to iTunes, titled 'Embrace' which failed to chart 
On 13 September 2013, Cocozza and his band The Telescreen announced through their official PledgeMusic site that they were planning to release a debut album set to launch early 2014 if funding succeeded. On 26 February 2014, Cocozza released his bands debut single 'Kids' online.