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Cheryl Cole judges X Factor auditions in Gateshead

Geordie star Cheryl Cole is at the Baltic art gallery in Gateshead with the other three X Factor judges, Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and new judge Mel B, as auditions arrive in the North East.

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Is this the next winner of the X Factor?

X Factor auditions are well underway in Gateshead, with hopefuls queuing to see the four judges - Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Mel B and Louis Walsh. This man was pulled out of the crowd for an interview - could he be the next North East winner of the X Factor?

The auditions are taking place at the Baltic, on the banks of the River Tyne in Gateshead

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