A man is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after the car he was driving was involved in a collision with another vehicle on the A69.
It happened at about 7 pm yesterday at the junction for Upper Denton near Hexham.
A 33 year old driver of another vehicle suffered minor injuries.
More top news
Rice, who won the singing show All Together Now last year, said previously that he hoped to improve the UK's reputation at the contest.
Jon brings you Saturday's pollen report
Jon brings you Saturday night's forecast