Dad-of-one Jay, who was voted off the competition after ending up in the bottom two against Stevi Ritchie, even joined some nearby workmen with a shovel in his hands! New profession already, Jay?!
Speaking to Reveal this morning, Jay tells us: "I'm feeling really good and really positive. Naturally I was gutted to be going but I felt it was sort of my time in a way."
On Saturday, Jay performed a medley of Alicia Keys' 'Empire State Of Mind II' and Frank Sinatra's 'New York, New York' to mixed reviews from the judges.
While Jay's mentor Simon Cowell praised his vocals, Mel B said: "I think Simon did you a disservice. Vocally that wasn't on point."
Speaking about his performance, Jay says: "It was a really personal moment on Saturday night to wear my granddad's favourite suit and to sing my mum's favourite song. I just really lost myself in it, but after getting the comments that I did, I felt that I was going to go.
"I actually had an intuition after Saturday night [that I would go] and weirdly I thought it would be me and Stevi in the bottom two."
Jay was mentored in the competition by Simon Cowell, and following his exit last night, Simon was quick to defend Jay over bullying claims.
"Simon was really positive with me every week and we had a real, genuine connection," Jay continues. "He wanted me to do really well. He's a transparent, honest bloke and I could see that he really cares, and it's given me a lot of confidence as well."
Jay says he now hopes to continue making music: "It's been an incredible experience and I've met some amazing people. I've really enjoyed it and it's a great platform to continue what I need to do and hopefully make a living for my family."
This is Jay's second shot at fame having already released an album in 2012 after he was signed to Universal Records, but does the former Royal Navy fitness instructor have any regrets?
"I was a little bit gutted that I didn't show my personality more. It meant so much to me. It was my second real opportunity and I took things seriously."
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