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Comedian Bob Mortimer has undergone a triple bypass heart operation, forcing him and showbiz partner Vic Reeves to cancel the first leg of their 25-year anniversary tour.
Mortimer had been scheduled kick off the tour with a fortnight of shows in Glasgow called 25 Years Of Reeves And Mortimer: The Poignant Moments.
His spokesman, Neil Reading, said the 56-year-old comic needed "several weeks" to recover from the operation, but hoped to be "fit and well enough" to perform the second leg in January.
Mortimer's comedy partner Reeves said ,"I'm so pleased the operation has gone well and Bob is fixed. Many thanks to the surgeon."
People with tickets to shows between November 8 and December 4 are being advised to contact their point of purchase, where they will be entitled to a full refund.
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Louis Tomlinson describes Newcastle as 'pretty chaotic'. The singer from One Direction says that after a few visits, he can say they are happy to be here for their world tour shows at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena.
One Direction stars Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan say that taking a break after their world tour will be 'a shock to the system' after a busy five year schedule. The singers spoke to ITV News Tyne Tees backstage at the Metro Radio Arena before their second of three concerts in Newcastle. They say they are ready for a rest.
Louis Tomlinson has defended the band's decision to take a break after their current world tour.
The One Direction singer says that is makes sense after such a hectic five years of shows. Louis, who was speaking to ITV News Tyne Tees backstage in Newcastle, added that they will 'definitely get back together'.
So what are their plans?
One Direction are in the region ahead of their second gig at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena tonight. The boys said their third and final show - tomorrow night - would be the loudest.
If you're there, let us know what it's like by tweeting @itvtynetees or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Watch our report about Sunday's One Direction gig here.
We even got Niall to try out his Geordie accent. See and hear the results below:
Josh Daniel from Billingham made it to the judges' houses round of the X Factor and made Simon Cowell cry with his singing. But he missed out on the live shows. ITV News Tyne Tees had a chat with him this afternoon, and started by asking him how tough the whole process was.
- You can watch the whole interview here:
S Club Party will turn on the Christmas lights this year in South Shields. The group features three of the original members of 90s pop group S Club 7.
Bradley, Jo and Tina will be at the switch on event on Saturday 21 November, at the junction of King Street and Ocean Road.
S Club Party said: “We are so excited to have been invited to switch on the Christmas lights in South Tyneside. And we are looking forward to seeing all our fans and singing a few hits for them.”