SOUTH Shields singer Joe McElderry now has more reality television show triumphs than any other celebrity after skating into first place on Channel 4’s The Jump.
Whether it’s singing, acting, or adrenaline sports, it seems Joe can master them all.
The 22-year-old from Westoe, South Shields, scooped the winner’s title of the winter sports show after beating journalist Donal MacIntyre in the ski jump, after a disastrous ski cross race which saw him take a tumble.
Joe said: “I am absolutely buzzing about the show. It was so scary but an amazing experience.
“I have met some lovely people.
“I have a few bumps and bruises today bit nothing I can’t handle.”
Joe is no stranger to winning competitions.
The part-time waiter at the Customs House, South Shields, first became a familiar face on television in 2009 when he won the heart’s of millions during ITV1’s The X Factor.
The then fresh-faced teenager had just left Harton Technology College in South Shields and was studying for a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts (Advanced Performance) at Newcastle College with dreams of stardom on the horizon.
And those dreams soon turned into a reality after he beat fellow contestamt Olly Murs and scooped a £1m recording contract.
The singer has since gone on to release four top 20 albums
In 2011 Joe decided to try his hand at something different and took part in ITV’s Popstar to Operastar.
Once again his talent impressed the public and he was voted into first place, beating former Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker.
When he’s not singing, he also manges to find the time to act.
Most recently, he completed a festive spell as Prince Charming, during what was his first pantomime in Middlesex.