Two years after shooting to fame on The X Factor, former Royal Navy PTI Jay James has been announced as a brand new presenter for Forces Radio, BFBS.

After following advice from his mentor Simon Cowell to take his time over creating and releasing new music, the Welsh-born star is back in the studio and on the air waves.

Jay will co-host 'The BIG Friday Show' - an exciting new programme with award-winning presenter Hal Stewart every Friday from 16th September at 4pm (GMT) on UK DAB and across all BFBS stations worldwide.

“I’m passionate about music and the Armed Forces. Having always been a massive fan of BFBS, it’s a real honour to be part of such a prestigious radio station." said Jay.

"If you’re proud and love the Forces, if you want to hear great music and have great banter, you’ll love BFBS.”

The charismatic songwriter who has already written and collaborated with global artists such as John Legend, Nick Jonas and Booker T, was also named number 10 in the 2015 Heat and FHM Magazine’s poll of ‘Top 100 Hottest Men in the World’.

Nicky Ness, Controller of BFBS, said: “Jay not only has the X Factor but more importantly has the Forces factor and that is why he’s a perfect fit as a broadcaster for us.”

Co-host Hal Stewart said: “We’re going to be serving up a BIG mix of music, entertainment and guests on the new show and I’m massively excited to be working with Jay who is an absolute gentleman with a long broadcasting career ahead of him.”

Listen to BFBS Radio via DAB, Sky 0211, Freesat 786, on FM around the Forces world or on the free BFBS Radio app