ITV Tyne Tees spoke to Sam Lavery's parents ahead of tonight's show.Read the full story ›
Sam Lavery reveals us all the gossip from the X Factor house and why she can't wait to return to the North East.Read the full story ›
Coxhoe's Sam Lavery has thanked fans for voting her through to week two of the live shows.Read the full story ›
The former X Factor winner, 28, has reached number one in the Official Singles Chart with Say You Won't Let Go.Read the full story ›
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.
Little Mix have added a third Newcastle date at the MetroRadio Arena for their 2016 Get Weird tour.Read the full story ›
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 ›
X Factor judge Louis Walsh has said girlfriends can often upset the balance boybands and cause them to want to become solo acts.Read the full story ›
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