HE is clearly full of Eastern promise.
Talented Jay Jones impressed with his stint performing in China last year so much that he has been asked to hop on a plane out to the country again.
The 17-year-old is set to join fellow members of the National Youth Theatre in Shanghai this week.
He will spend three weeks in the city, drinking in the sights as well as being part of a unique performance at a prestigious car show.
But the student at Huddersfield’s Greenhead College will have to make time for another activity – revising for his exams.
The teenager, from Slaithwaite, said: “I really enjoyed myself last time and I can’t wait to get back out there.
“But I’ll have to pack my books as I’ve got 10 exams when I come back!”
Jay, from Slaithwaite, was honoured when he was picked to showcase his talents at China’s biggest new car show in Guangzhou for a week just before Christmas last year.
The young actor, who is also a talented gymnast and dancer, took part in a British-themed performance to promote the launch of the MG6 saloon.
It celebrated the brand’s UK roots and the actors took audiences through the iconic decades representing English heritage, from 1920s Charleston dancing to a homage to the Rolling Stones.
Jay, a student of the Bernadette Heys School of Theatre Dance in Marsden, took along his tuba to provide some music as well as wowing the crowds with his acrobatic backflips.
He made a big impression and when MG asked the National Youth Theatre back to perform again this year, he once again made the shortlist of desired performers to represent the renowned theatre company.
The group was enlisted to tour around China for two months to promote the unveiling of the car company’s two new models.