A man accused of stalking X Factor winner Joe McElderry and his mother was convicted of harassment today.
Ennis McBride, 53, from Stockport, was found guilty at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court after McElderry and members of his family gave evidence during the trial.
District Judge Roger Elsey said of McBride: "He has given evidence but has not been a compelling witness and lacked credibility.
"He totally lacked insight into the impact of his actions on the complainants."
The judge fined him £1,000 and ordered him to pay £915 costs.
McBride was subject to a five-year restraining order preventing him from contacting the singer or his mother.
The court heard that in November last year McBride appeared at one of McElderry's concerts and sat on the front row.
McElderry's mother Eileen Joyce said she felt anxious and bewildered when McBride appeared on her doorstep.
A man from Stockport will go on trial accused of stalking the mother of X Factor winner Joe McElderry.
Ennis McBride, 52, of Rostrevor Road, Stockport, Greater Manchester, will appear at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court charged with harassment.
McBride was charged after Eileen Joyce complained to police that she was followed by a suspicious man in an Asda supermarket in South Shields, South Tyneside, on Christmas Eve last year.
The trial is due to last for two days.
McElderry won the X Factor in 2009 and has gone on to win ITV's Popstar To Operastar.