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Full Report: Sunderland superstar returns home

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 star takes to the stage in his hometown

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.