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!
X Factor winner Ben Haenow has been speaking to Rachel Sweeney about his new album, the shock of fame and what to expect from his arena set.Read the full story ›
Teesside singer Josh Daniel has made it through to the final six boys on The X Factor, mentored by radio DJ Nick Grimshaw. Josh will go to Judges Houses representing the North East. If he makes it through that stage, he will feature on the live shows on ITV.
So there we go! My final 6 boys! Got some winners in there??
Josh moved Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to tears when he dedicated an audition to his late friend.
Later today ITV Tyne Tees will be talking to X Factor hopeful Lola Saunders ahead of tomorrow's Halloween show (November 1).
Lola, who's from East Boldon, has recieved the backing of previous X Factor finalist Olly Murs who has some advice for her:
Durham singer Geoff Mull will not compete at the Judges' Houses stage of The X Factor, but he's backing the North East acts.Read the full story ›
Already North East acts are shining through on The X Factor. Two of these acts are Kerrianne Covell from Norton and Geoff Mull from Durham.
Kerrianne is 23 and currently works in a shoe shop. She ditched work to attend her audition and Simon Cowell called her boss to ensure she didn't get the boot! Kerrianne won a competition to support chart acts at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle. She had the taste of stardom she doesn't want to let go of.
"It was the craziest feeling in the world, to be stood on the 'X' singing to four amazing judges! I felt like I'd just walked into the television thinking is this really happening!"
Geoff Mull is a 22-year-old electrician who previously made it to Boot Camp. Louis likened Geoff to Wayne Rooney and Geordie Judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini said 'I love him!'
Geoff doesn't plan on leaving the show without a record deal this time.
"I've waited 5/6 years for this to happen, it's everything I've always wanted and been working hard for! It would be great for the region if I won. I'm just a normal lad with a dream, and now it's time to go out and make my dream a reality."
Simon Cowell has described his fallout with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini as a 'nightmare' ahead of the UK X Factor return.Read the full story ›
80s pop star and X Factor personality Sinitta is heading to Newcastle in July. She's been speaking to Rachel Sweeney.Read the full story ›
As far as I know I am still with syco but I am exclusively signed to Sony. People look too deeply into the media circus. It's about music.
Saltburn's James Arthur has denied speculation that he was dropped by Simon Cowell's label Syco. It has been reported that The X Factor winner was sacked because of controversial lyrics.
Northern Pride has announced the line up for this year's Newcastle Pride. It's one of the UK's largest LGBT festivals and for 2014, X Factor's Shayne Ward, 80s pop star Sinitta and 90s Eurodance group the Vengaboys will perform.
The newly-extended three day event returns from Friday July 18.