ITV Superstar Ben Forster joined Pam and Kenny in the studio to talk about what it feels like to come home to Sunderland after such a momentous year.
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TV comedian Bob Mortimer returned to his roots to receive an honorary doctor in professional achievement from Teesside University.
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