Joe McElderry from South Shields has won skiing TV show The Jump. This is his third competitive TV show success after previously winning The X Factor and Popstar to Operastar.
Wow wow wow what a night!!! Buzzzing!!!!!!
Thankyou to all crew, production, medics, physios, trainers for helping us all to get through the show was soo much fun!!
Popstar Joe McElderry, from South Shields, was crowned champion of Channel 4's ski challenge show The Jump tonight.
He became a substitute in the competition filmed in Austria because others were injured by the sporting challenges.
In tonight's final, Joe McElderry jumped 17.5 metres off the highest jump. He beat journalist Donal MacIntyre who jumped 13.5 metres off the middle jump.
Former X factor winner Joe McElderry will speak at the Oxford Union later.
The 22-year-old from Westoe, South Shields is the first winner on the show to address the society.
He'll be following in the footsteps of Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein and Katie Price.
He is due to talk to students about coping with stardom, life since the X Factor, and how young artists are treated within the music industry.
Joe said: “I am a little bit nervous about giving a talk, but I feel very honoured to be asked as well.”
Joe McElderry has said he hopes this year's The X Factor will feature another South Shields success story. Joe, and Perrie and Jade from Little Mix, are all from South Shields. The talent show winner said there is a wealth of talent in the North East so it could happen.
Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards performed at South Shields for the Sound Waves festival. Jade tweeted to tell fans she was sad to leave her family.
Sad to be leaving my family behind in South Shields... Having a toffee apple to make myself feel better! Xx Jade xx http://t.co/b9I53Sp49E
Thousands of people were at Bents Park in South Shields to see Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Joe McElderry perform at their hometown.
“Sound Waves 2013 was an amazing event. All of the bands were outstanding and It was particularly great to see Jade, Perrie and Joe performing in front of a hometown crowd. I’m sure everyone who was there will remember it for a long time to come.”
Little Mix were back in South Shields for the first time since their home-coming on the X Factor is 2011. It is the hometown of Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall. Rachel Sweeney caught up with them backstage to ask about their tour of America and the engagement hitting the headlines.
The Luminites made their name on ITV talent show Britain's Got Talent. Now, they're performing alongside chart-topping bands. They performed for thousands of people at Sound Waves 2013 and said they felt 'very blessed' to be there.
The Vamps performed at Sound Waves 2013 in a line up that included McFly, Little Mix and Joe McElderry. The four boys said they could not believe how loud the audience was and that they hope to be back in the North East soon.
Brad Simpson's family are from Newcastle and he said that playing up here meant a lot to both him and his bandmates.