Singer-songwriter Ben Adams takes our Sugar Rush Quiz

After gaining worldwide fame in the 1990s with boyband A1 and accruing numerous accolades including a Brit award, Ben Adams made the move to songwriting. As well as writing hits for other artists, Ben has written a new musical called Eugenius, which was showcased at the London Palladium and will open in the West End early next year.

His celebrity status has also meant he has courted the reality television circuit and came fifth in the 2009 series of Celebrity Big Brother and second in the Norwegian version of Strictly Come Dancing, an achievement which will stand him in good stead for his latest role, opposite Strictly champion Joanne Clifton in Flashdance the Musical.

The show opens in Glasgow this week before embarking on a nationwide tour and Ben took some time off from rehearsals to take our Sugar Rush Quiz.

What are you currently working on?

Flashdance the Musical.

What is the one thing that has helped you to become successful? 

Music.

What is your favourite Book?

I haven’t read a book since I was 15!

What are you currently watching on TV? 

The Handmaid’s Tale

Would you choose the cinema, theatre or a restaurant for a night out? 

Theatre

What’s your favourite sweet? 

Fizzy Cola Bottles

What did you want to be when you were a child? 

Only ever a singer

What was the naughtiest thing you did when you were a child? 

I drew a smiley face for my mum on her new chocolate brown carpet with toothpaste.

What is your proudest achievement to date? 

Winning a Brit Award

What’s next? 

I have a solo album coming out in January and Eugenius is on in March next year.

Flashdance the Musical opens this week at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow and will visit the New Wimbledon Theatre from 2 – 7 October 

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