Forget The Voice or Britain's Got Talent. Could a better stepping stone to success be a spell with the JC?
That was the route taken by South London soul singer Jess Ware (right), who is being tipped for imminent stardom.
The daughter of broadcast journalist John Ware briefly worked at Furnival Street as a web reporter a few years ago. "It was wicked," she recalled in one interview, "we had smoked salmon baigels on a Friday."