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.
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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:
Simon Cowell bit his lip and appeared to wipe away a tear during Josh Daniel's performance, which got a standing ovation.Read the full story ›
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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:
OMG I can't believe Louis Walsh predicted me to win X Factor! ? crazyyyyyy! ?
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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Taylor Swift and Pharrell Williams are set to kick off The X Factor's live shows as the first star performers of the series.
This weekend sees the current crop of X Factor hopefuls take to the stage for the opening round of live shows and as in previous years, the ITV contest will feature big names from the music world on the Sunday evening episode.
First up to open the live rounds are country music and pop act Swift, who will perform her current single Shake It Off, while Williams will sing Gust Of Wind.
More names for the coming weeks are set to be announced, and will include former X Factor contestants as well as established stars.
X Factor's top dog Simon Cowell had to quell a "mob" after the the audience turned on judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini during the show's six-chair challenge.
The Geordie star was booed while she selected six singers to go through to the judge's houses stage and Cowell told the panel the Wembley Arena audience were "like a mob".
He told the crowd: "OK, guys, let's calm down for a moment."
Fernandez-Versini tried to explain her choices, telling the audience: "You know, what you have to realise is it's my choice."
The tearful former Girls Aloud star, who is mentoring the girls, told her fellow panellists: "I'm going to get lynched, what am I going to do? Where do I go?"
Cowell is mentoring the over-25s which produced last year's winner - Sam Bailey - with Louis Walsh looking after the groups and former Spice Girl Mel B mentoring the boys.