Simon Cowell gives his verdict on Newcastle

X-Factor judge Simon Cowell has given his verdict on Newcastle after the reality TV show held auditions in the city on Thursday.

He tweeted:


Newcastle was fantastic. And so was the talent. Apart from a few exceptions!


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.