With a degree in politics, Will Young is better qualified that most pop stars to participate in the cockpit of debate that is BBC’s Question Time.

Today his dream of appearing on the iconic show alongside leading politicians came true.

Just fifteen minutes after he revealed in an interview on BBC Radio 5 with Simon Mayo that he would love to go on the show, programme editor Gill Penlington rang in to offer him a spot.

Mr Young, 29, came out while a contestant in the first series of Pop Idol in 2002.

He went on to win the reality show. That led to a successful career that has included film appearances, hit albums and the fastest-selling debut in UK chart history.

He attended Exeter University and was awarded a 2:2 in politcs.

“I don’t see myself as an expert – I’m just a singer,” Mr Young told Simon Mayo.

“Although I’d love to go on something like Question Time, I do have opinions on it, but that’s not my job description.”

He is currently promoting his new album, Let It Go.