From 10,000 initial auditionees, Mead was selected as one of the final 12 potential 'Josephs' who performed live on TV every Saturday night to win the public's vote.
Immediately after he won the final, a single featuring Mead, with fellow Any Dream Will Do finalists Lewis Bradley and Keith Jack, was released in aid of the BBC's annual Children In Need charity appeal.
Performed a number of songs from his new album, released the same day, and Pure Imagination accompanied by a massed children's choir at this annual event in aid of youth charity Hybu at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff.
Mead undertook his first solo concert in his home town of Southend in May 2010 and continued to tour the UK and Ireland during 20 with his own band.
In 2014, he joined the cast of the BBC One drama Casualty, playing the role of Ben 'Lofty' Chiltern, while continuing to tour the UK with his band between filming commitments.
He returned to the stage in May 2016 as Caractacus Potts in the UK Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Mead returned to the West End in May 2013, starring in The West End Men in concert at the Vaudeville Theatre alongside Matt Willis, Glenn Carter, Stephen Rahman-Hughes and David Thaxton.