Jake Quickenden reveals he’s landed a new job

The former X Factor star is stepping into a new career

Singer Jake Quickenden has revealed he’s kick-starting a career in modelling after signing up to an agency.

The 28-year-old is signing up with Manchester’s Nemesis agency, which is considered a top modelling firm.

Jake has signed a contract with a top modelling agency (Credit: Instagram)

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Speaking to The Sun Online Jake said: “I’m signing with Nemesis in Manchester – I’m doing my test shoot next week.

“I am a bit nervous. I signed for Select in 2012 but I didn’t really like modelling, but now I do.

“My confidence has grown. As hard as it is to believe, I didn’t really like being in front of the camera.”

The star is also taking lessons in acting and continuing with his music (Credit: Instagram)

And modelling isn’t the only career Jake is embarking on.

The star revealed he is still working on his music as well as taking acting lessons and completing a personal training course.

He said: “I’ve been having acting lessons and I’m in a musical with Jennifer Ellison later this year.

“I’ve started my personal training course too. I wanted to get something behind me.”

The singer is also taking a personal training course (Credit: Instagram)

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Last year Jake opened up about how he turned to alcohol to cope with his dad and brother’s heartbreaking deaths.

Jake’s brother, Oliver Quickenden, lost his battle with a rare form of bone cancer in 2012 when he was just 19-years-old. Jake’s dad had died of the same illness shortly before.

Speaking on Loose Women Jake revealed: “I lost my brother a couple of years back. It’s not even hereditary, it was just very very unlucky that they both got that.

He added: “I was just going out and I was getting so drunk that I couldn’t remember the night before. And I’d wake up in the morning and be in bed all day, and be depressed and down.

“I struggled with it a lot…especially with my brother because I should have been looking after him. He’s my little brother. I kind of went in a downward spiral.”

Jake opened up about losing his father and brother recently (Credit: Instagram)

The star shared a snap on Instagram back in March in tribute to his brother and dad.

In a throwback photo of Jake with his brothers and parents he wrote: “Family is everything… miss my old man and little bro everyday but good memories will last forever…. dads tan on another level here [sic].”

Of course fans were quick to show their support with on writing: “You’re the double of your dad. Him and Oliver will be looking down on you with such love and pride for all you have achieved.”

Another said: “They would both be so proud of you Jake.”