The pair will be joined on the judging panel by Oscar-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson and rock star Gavin Rossdale.Read the full story ›
County Durham's Samantha Lavery will go through to the Judges' Houses round of The X Factor competition thanks to a wildcard.Read the full story ›
There was disappointment for Gateshead teacher Melissa Pedro as she left the ITV show during the Six Chair Challenge.Read the full story ›
The newly named I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp will be hosted live on ITV2 by Joe Swash, Chris Ramsey, Stacey Solomon and Vicky Pattison.Read the full story ›
Strictly Come Dancing is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a live tour which will make a stop at Newcastle.Read the full story ›
The X Factor winner James Arthur’s new single could reach the official number one spot.
The Teesside musician’s new track, Say You Won’t Let Go, debuted at number 25 in last week’s Official Singles Chart.
Say You Won’t Let Go is the most downloaded track of the chart week so far. It has already been announced that the track hit number one on the Vodafone Big Top 40 chart (based on iTunes).
His comeback follows some controversial moves by the singer from Saltburn who admits he has been on 'self destruct'.
James Arthur has made a music comeback four years after topping the charts with Impossible.Read the full story ›
Northern Film & Media say it has been "fantastic" having the cast and crew of the new Transformers Movie in the region - even if it was just for a few days.
100 local people a day were here during the filming of Transformers, working with the crew and cast as runners, security and PA's. It has been a fantastic experience for all those involved. We know it's massively helped hotels near filming locations - just a small example of how economically these types of events can benefit the region. Last year film and TV brought 13 million pounds to the North East. TV series and short films that are in the area for longer periods of time really help local talent get valuable experience and personal involvement in this exciting industry.
This weekend Transformers was filmed this weekend in Northumberland and in the centre of Newcastle.
There have been lots of films and TV series shot in our region.
Most just spend a few days shooting scenes for a movie but some spend months in the North East with crews and extras shooting whole series.
Here are just a few - can you think of any more?
- BFG - Filmed at Bamburgh Castle
- Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender - filmed at Bamburgh Castle
- Harry Potter (of course!) - Filmed at Alnwick Castle
- Transformers - Filmed in Newcastle and at Bamburgh
- Downton Abbey - Filmed in Northumberland
- The Railway Man starring Colin Firth - Filmed in Berwick
- Sherlock Holmes - Filmed at Darlington train station
- Atonement - Filmed on Redcar beach
- Vera - Filmed in and around North Shields and Tynemouth
- i Daniel Blake - Filmed in the North East
Coxhoe teen Samantha Lavery and Gateshead teacher Melissa Pedro made it through to the 'six chair challenge' on this year's The X Factor.Read the full story ›