TINIE Tempah and Ardrossan isn’t a collaboration you say every day, however that is exactly what happened on the hip-hop star's BBC show.

‘Extraordinary Portraits’ is hosted by the London musician, who is now known as just ‘Tinie’, and aims to bring people with inspiring stories, team them up with talented UK artists and create series of portraits which represent modern day Britain in all its glory.

In one of the latest episodes (S2 E5) the inspiring story came from Jamie Dalgoutte, an Ardrossan man who grew up in the care system, and is now looking to give back.

On the show, Jamie said: “I’ve come full circle, I’ve come through the system and I’m now taking my experience to help other people. I think it would be good to capture what I do now, and show that people in society do give back.”

Jamie went into the care system aged only six-months, and by the age of five, had lived with 14 different families, before being able to settle with one for the next 17 years.

He has now graduated from the University of Glasgow, and while he is working out what to do with his degree, has began working as community development officer.

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On the show, Jamie spoke of his hopes for his portrait, saying he “wants to tell something meaningful but in a totally unique way”.

There was, therefore, no better artist to pair him with, than Ross Muir. Ross has an inspiring story of his own, a former addict from Glasgow, who has now found a love for art and is 10 years clean.

He rose to viral fame for his cheeky twist on classic paintings, none more popular than his interpretation of Van Gogh’s ‘Self Portrait’ - where Ross portrayed him in his signature piece, an Adidas three stripe tracksuit top.

Despite some troubles, with Ross stating if he were not inspired by Jamie’s story he would have given up with the portrait, he produced a simply outstanding piece.

Jamie is depicted, in Ross’s trademark tracksuit, holding a cracked plant pot, symbolising the art of Japanese kintsugi - taking something broken and making it beautiful.

The moon is also shining behind Jamie, with words etched into this detailing his inspiring journey.

Jamie was blown away, and was reduced to “tears of happiness” as he first saw the piece alongside his partner Neve, who he now stays with in Glasgow.

When asked by Tinie what he hopes people take from seeing the portrait, Jamie commented: “That tomorrow is possible, when I was a young boy and going through that system, I didn’t really think about the future and it took so much of my life away.

“And what I think Ross has captured is that, and I just need to keep thinking about what tomorrow is and remember that that boy wasn’t thinking about it, but now I can.”