South Tyneside swimming sensation Josef Craig has capped an incredible year by being named the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.
The 15-year-old from Jarrow, who smashed the world record and became the youngest swimming gold medalist of the Paralympic Games, was given the honour last night at a star-studded ceremony in London.
Josef is already a hero back at his school, where he was given an incredible reception after winning Gold.
Both staff and pupils there say that he is an inspiration to them.
More top news
Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
Christmas Eve could be rather frosty and at present, Christmas Day looks like being cold and clear with one or two wintry showers
Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a missing Sunderland man.