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I Am Team GB in the North East - it's not too late to get involved!

Today is the official I Am Team GB event being held across the UK.

ITV and the National Lottery are hosting it, and it's designed to give YOU the chance to try your hand at a number of sports for free!

Sports clubs are opening their doors for free taster sessions with the main event in our region being held at the Gateshead International Stadium.

Take a look at some of the chatter on social media about it!

IAmTeamGB

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Coxhoe teenager to feature on The X Factor

Local music fans spotted Coxhoe teenager Samantha Lavery, who looks just like former Geordie judge Cheryl, on an advert for The X Factor during Good Morning Britain this morning.

The X Factor returns on Saturday night and it looks like the North East will have an act in the mix!

Samantha Lavery Credit: Emily Cromarty

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