Joe jets off to secret video location

X FACTOR champ Joe McElderry has jetted off to a secret location to shoot the video for his new single.

The South Shields singer, who has spent the last year recording his debut album, told fans he was travelling to "somewhere very random".

But the 19-year-old was staying quiet about where he was flying to on Wednesday.

He spent yesterday in rehearsals and is expected to start shooting the video – of his yet-to-be announced next single – today.

A spokesman for his record company, Syco, said: "Joe is keeping tight-lipped about the video location, but cannot wait for his fans to hear the music and see the video." In a blog on his official website, the Westoe teen wrote: "This week is the video shoot for this single.

"I'm ecstatic and can't wait to get performing again! I can't wait for you all to hear the album."

The 19-year-old wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday: "I've had a fitting this morning to try clothes for the video shoot and now I'm at the airport!!

"We're going somewhere very random but it's an interesting place, so I'm looking forward to seeing it!

"I'm so excited – I can't believe I'm shooting a video for my single!!"

He kept fans guessing by uploading a photograph on his Twitter page of a departures board, adding: "So many places!! But which one could I be going to??"

The destinations included Amsterdam, New York, Athens, Paris, Milan and Marrakech.

Joe tweeted five hours later: "I've landed, it's 23 degrees here ... any more guesses? X"

His first single, The Climb, went to No1. It was the final No1 of the 'Noughties' but Joe has spent most of this year recording tracks for a very different sound.

Earlier this year, he said: "It's all top secret, but I think it's going to surprise people. I think there's a few things that people might not expect."

And the man who helped catapult him to stardom, X Factor supremo and music mogul Simon Cowell, added: "Some of the music is quite different to what you heard from him last year on the show and I'm really happy for him."