X Factor front runner Joe McElderry and Cheryl Cole made an appearance at a homecoming gig at the iconic Sage Gateshead infront of adoring fans this evening.
The Geordie singer and his mentor performed infront of thousands of screaming fans, who went mad when Cheryl made an unexpected appearance.
The bookies favourite toured his native North-East, stopping off at his home with an X Factor film crew, his former school where he sang a song, and finally performing a gig at The Sage on Gateshead Quayside.
He performed possibly one of his best performances from the live X Factor shows to date, Dont Stop Believin‘.
Joe McElderry & Cheryl Cole at The Sage in Gateshead
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