ITV Superstar Ben Forster joined Pam and Kenny in the studio to talk about what it feels like to come home to Sunderland after such a momentous year.
This time last year Ben Forster was a singer and songwriter looking for that elusive big break, but now he is one of the rising stars of musical theatre.
Since winning ITV's Superstar, the singer from Sunderland has been catapulted into the national spotlight.
Ben is currently playing to packed houses in the Rocky Horror Show and is preparing for the opening night in his home city of Sunderland.
We had a look back at what has been an incredible year for him.
Sunderland born Ben Forster performs 'Damnit Janet' with co star Roxanne Pallett. They will take to the stage at The Sunderland Empire this evening.
ITV's Superstar winner Ben Forster is preparing to take to the stage in his hometown of Sunderland.
Ben is playing the role of Brad in The Rocky Horror Show at the Empire from 18th- 23rd February.
He won ITV’s Superstar last year and went on to play the lead in Jesus Christ Superstar at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena.
The family of the Superstar winner Ben Forster, from Sunderland, are looking forward to watching him in Newcastle on Friday. Ben won the lead role in Jesus Christ Superstar during its UK arena tour.
His mother June Forster was at the premiere, when the audience gave her son a standing ovation.
The Superstar winner Ben Forster said his return home to the North East will be "special". The performer from Sunderland plays the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, which arrives at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Friday.