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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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:

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