Joe still has X-Factor for lights event

Former X-Factor winner Joe McElderry was given a warm welcome to Blyth after switching on the town’s Christmas lights.

Hundreds of fans flocked to the exclusive meet and greet at Keel Row shopping centre where Joe signed autographs and posed for selfies after wowing the crowds with his voice.

As well as meeting Joe, those in attendance were also able to participate in a spot of late night Christmas shopping in the centre.

Keel Row shopping centre manager Callum Reid said: “It was absolutely fantastic to have Joe at the centre.

“The public of Blyth absolutely adore him and it was brilliant to be able to give them a chance to meet their favourite singer.

“I would like to thank Joe for being such a true gent and let him know that he is welcome back at Keel Row any time.”