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Triple whammy for Geordie duo

Award Winners: Ant and Dec Credit: an West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ant and Dec had a successful night at the TVChoice awards.

The pair collected prizes for best entertainment show for Saturday Night Takeaway, best reality show for I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! and best talent show for Britain's Got Talent - which they front both of.

Others winners at the ceremony were ITV's Broadchurch which won best drama series and lead actor, David Tennant, who won best actor for the second year in a row.

Sheridan Smith walked away with the best actress prize for her portrayal of the late singer and entertainer Cilla Black after starring in the ITV drama, Cilla.


Birthday wishes for 55-year-old Tyne Tees


Auf Wiedersehen Pet: 30 years on

It's almost three decades since the first episode of Auf Wiedersehen Pet was broadcast. The globally successful sitcom featured a group of Geordies who travelled to Germany in search of work.

Tim Healy starred in the programme. He spoke to Pam Royle and Ian Payne about the unexpected success.

For more information on the upcoming Auf Wiedersehen weekend in Newcastle, click here.

BGT auditions in Byker

From singers to magicians and dancers, a wealth of talent turned out in Newcastle today to audition for ITV talent show Britain's Got Talent. Producers were talent spotting in Byker, looking for the next big thing.

Those who make it through go on to the next round of auditions and perform live in front of judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.