A JOE McElderry superfan has showed her love for the star on a TV documentary.
Laura Jayne Robson appeared on Superstars and Superfans earlier this week.
The show, broadcast on digital channel TLC, follows fans of stars including rapper Coolio, Queen singer Freddie Mercury, and South Shields’s own Joe.
Laura, 30, from Park Way, in the town, was signed up to the show after she was approached by its creators.
And after it hit TV screens on Tuesday night, the civil servant said she was pleased with the response from her friends, family, and the singer himself.
Laura, who has followed 22-year-old Joe since his winning stint on the X Factor in 2009, said: “I went round my friend’s house to watch it, but I knew loads of people were tuning in.
“It was filmed two years ago and I hadn’t seen what clips they were using so I was really nervous about it, but I was really pleased with it in the end.
“I think I just came off as myself – that is me, and Joe came off as his usual lovely self. It showed how much time he’s got for his fans and how nice he is, and that was why I wanted to do it.
“I was texting family members to apologise for embarrassing them, but everyone said I didn’t embarrass them at all and that they loved it.”
Camera crews followed Laura around over a few days during Joe’s Classic tour two years ago.
Laura is interviewed in her bedroom, which is covered in posters of the star and cuttings from the Gazette, as well as followed her to a gig at Middlesbrough Town Hall, where she is seen to go backstage and meet up with Joe, who gives her a parting gift before she returns to the auditorium.
The show also focuses on Laura taking a second job, delivering pizzas for the South Shields branch of Domino’s, in order to pay for her travels around the country to watch Joe perform.
Joe quickly took to Twitter to thank Laura for her support.
He tweeted her saying: “Just seen TV show you did for me!! Well done!! Was great!! :) xx”
Laura said: “I wasn’t really expecting anything like that but it was so nice of him.’’
To see Laura on Superstars and Superfans, click here