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Cheryl to team up X Factor act in Newcastle

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Credit: PA

It's been announced that Geordie X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will not be back in Newcastle tonight (December 7) with the act she mentors, Reggie and Bollie.

She is unable to attend the gig owing to prior commitments.

But Cheryl will accompany the boys to their local homecoming tomorrow.

The boys will perform at the Metro Radio Arena for Christmas Live.

Reggie and Bollie Credit: PA


WATCH: Interview with X Factor's Josh Daniel from Billingham

Josh Daniel from Billingham made it to the judges' houses round of the X Factor and made Simon Cowell cry with his singing. But he missed out on the live shows. ITV News Tyne Tees had a chat with him this afternoon, and started by asking him how tough the whole process was.

  • You can watch the whole interview here:

Louis Walsh predicted Teesside singer Kerrianne Covell to win X Factor

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Ben Haenow won X Factor 2014 last night, but Irish judge Louis Walsh had Teesside singer Kerrianne Covell down as his pick to win.

The 23-year-old from Norton was delighted with the news:

Every year before the start of the series the four judges and presenters make their predictions:

  • Mel B: Andrea Faustini
  • Cheryl Fernandez-Versini: Lauren Platt or Stereo Kicks
  • Louis Walsh: Stereo Kicks or Kerrianne Covell
  • Simon Cowell: Jay James or Stereo Kicks
  • Dermot O’Leary: Lola Saunders
  • Sarah-Jane Crawford: Stereo Kicks
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