Jarrow boxing club to feature in third series of 'Angels of the North' on BBC Three
A boxing club in South Tyneside is to feature in the latest installment of BBC Three’s popular ‘Angels of the North’ TV series.
The third series is due to return to the nation’s screens this autumn, with filming scheduled to begin shortly.
Bilton Hall ABC Boxing Club in Jarrow – where, among the young boxers, is the boyfriend of one of the stylists at Longlox salon – plays a starring role in the upcoming season of the show.
Ewan, 23, is in a relationship with hair extensionist Kallie, 20. Ewan is hoping to turn pro and is coached by Callum Larson, 29.
Over the course of the show, viewers will see Callum, a personal trainer and the third generation of his family to train boxing talent at Bilton Hall, work with a number of young fighters.
BBC programme commissioners spoke of their excitement ahead of the new series, drawing attention to the North East’s under-representation in national media.
“Angels of the North has been a massive success for the last two series so we’re really happy to be developing and expanding its scope and scale,” Rachel Ashdown, Entertainment Commissioner for BBC Three said.
"We’re growing the Angels of the North universe; bringing in more people who are connected to the salon to offer a real snapshot of life in the North East for ambitious young people. The series is fun, relatable and full of brilliant personalities and surprising stories.”
BBC England’s Head of TV Commissioning, Aisling O’Connor, said: “The BBC has been clear we want to better reflect audiences across the country.
"This series captures the lives of these brilliant young people who live, work and party in the North East. It’s a side to the region we don’t see enough in the media so I’m really pleased we’ve been able to work with BBC Three to grow this great series.”
“Get ready for an even funnier and even more addictive Angels of the North as we bring in some incredible new characters to join fan favourites Sammyjo, Bev and the girls,” said Antonia Hurford-Jones and Duncan Gray, [both] Twenty Six 03 Entertainment Executive Producers.