Mr Battle 2014 brings the X-Factor to this year’s Parade! Television actor, singer, West-End performer and champion ice-dancer Ray Quinn is this year’s Mr Jersey Battle of Flowers.
The 26-year old former X-Factor runner up will share centre stage with Miss Battle of Flowers 2014, Holly Perchard, at this year’s Parades on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 August.
With a career that has spanned television, acting, dancing, theatre and singing this will be Ray’s first visit to Jersey and he is already looking forward to the two days ahead.
He said, “I’m really looking forward to coming to Jersey; I’ve heard so much about the Island and about the great atmosphere that surrounds Battle of Flowers, and I’m excited about playing a part in this prestigious event.”
Alongside his television appearances, which included an award-winning role as victimised teenager Anthony Murray in the Channel 4 soap opera ‘Brookside’ in 2002, Ray went on to land major roles in West End productions, which included ‘Grease’, ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Legally Blond’.
His singing talents were thrust into the spotlight in 2006 when he was voted runner up in ITV1’s talent competition ‘X-Factor’ and went on to record a platinum selling album, with his first single hitting the top of the UK charts. An earlier appearance on ITV1’s ‘Dancing on Ice’ in 2009 led to him being crowned ‘Champion of Champions’ earlier in 2014 during the show’s final series.
His musical attributes continue this summer with an up and coming album and a performance as a guest artist at the ultimate show business venue, Las Vegas.
On hearing who her escort for this year will be, Miss Jersey Battle of Flowers 2014, Holly Perchard, sai,: “I’m thrilled about being Miss Battle and I’m just as thrilled about meeting Mr Battle and being his companion for the show: hopefully Ray Quinn can teach me a thing or two about singing and dancing!”
Announcing this year’s Mr Battle, Events Director for Battle of Flowers, Jackie Donald, said, “We are delighted to welcome Ray Quinn to this year’s Jersey Battle of Flowers. His impressive range of TV and stage roles have made him a household name in recent years and I am sure his exuberant personality and natural charm will make him the perfect Mr Battle.”
For further media enquiries, please contact Jackie Donald on 01534 730178