With the reveal that Tinie Tempah would become the newest ambassador for the UK's fastest growing youth organisation, the National Citizen Service (NCS), he and Alfie Deyes teamed up to surprise a bunch of teenagers from the service.

Speaking about his addition as ambassador, Tinie said: "When I was growing up I was lucky enough to realise my musical talents and given the opportunity to pursue it. Unfortunately today's teens don't always have the same opportunities. Chatting with teens today who are NCS graduates I can appreciate how valuable the programme is in giving teens the confidence and self-belief to uncover their hidden talents. NCS equips young people with the skills they need to follow their dreams and if I were 16 or 17 I'd sign up today and have the best summer ever whilst setting myself up for Year 12 or Sixth Form College."

The singer is to work throughout this year with teenagers on the programme, mentoring them and using his fashion experience to help design a t-shirt for 2016 graduates, as well as visiting people on NCS to help make the most of their hidden talents.

Lauren Cruddas who went on NCS in the summer of 2014 said of her own experience: "I was a bit apprehensive before starting NCS but signing up was the best decision I ever made. Not only did I make lots of friends, it taught me useful skills I'll have forever. Pitching in a Dragon's Den was especially useful and helped me improve my presentation skills - just in time for my university interviews!"

Those who want more information on the service and don't want to miss out on NCS this summer can sign up now at ncsyes.co.uk.


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