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Thankyou to all crew, production, medics, physios, trainers for helping us all to get through the show was soo much fun!!

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Joe McElderry wins The Jump

Something to smile about: Joe McElderry has won The Jump. Credit: PA

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.

X Factor's Joe McElderry to speak at Oxford Union

X Factor's Joe McElderry will speak at the Oxford Union.
X Factor's Joe McElderry will speak at the Oxford Union. Credit: PA wire

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.”

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Hometown delight for Little Mix and Joe McElderry

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.”

– Cllr Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council

The Vamps play Sound Waves

by Rachel Sweeney

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.

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