SOUTH Shields singing star Joe McElderry says he’s honoured to be at the Pride of South Tyneside Awards.
The 21-year-old X Factor and Popstar to Operastar champ is one of the guests at the event which celebrates the brave, talented and hard-working people of the borough.
Joe was crowned Young Performer of the Year in 2008, and went on to win the X Factor a year later.
Tonight, he’s looking forward to presenting an award and performing at the end of the ceremony.
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