Girl band Little Mix have been in the region today promoting their new single, 'Wings'. After winning X Factor, the girls went to number one with their first single Cannonball. Can they do it again?
Two members, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards, are from South Tyneside. They were in Gateshead earlier and they spoke to Rachel Sweeney about life after X Factor.
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