AS Halloween approaches, a supermarket chain has created pumpkin carvings in tribute to the region’s most famous faces.

Stores throughout the region were asked to vote for their favourite North-East stars and, perhaps surprisingly, actor Robson Green came out on top with a landslide victory, securing 32 per cent of the votes,

Former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl came in second place with 25 per cent, followed by Alan Shearer and Scarlet Moffat who secured joint third place in the vote.

The full result was: 1st Robson Green; 2nd Cheryl; Joint 3rd Alan Shearer and Scarlet Moffat; 5th Charlotte Crosby; 6th Jade Thirlwall; 7th Denise Welch; 8th Gaz Beadle; 9th Vicky Pattinson; 10th Sarah Millican

Lindsay Goldsbrough, Asda’s SD of North East supercentres, said: “We are really proud of our region and after taking inspiration from some fantastic pumpkin carvings on social media, colleagues who work in the region’s stores thought this would be a great way to celebrate Halloween.

“We couldn’t decide who to carve and in the end asked people to vote for a top three – but ended up doing four.

“I’m not sure if they will see them, but I hope if Scarlet, Cheryl, Alan or Robson see their pumpkin tributes that they like them!”

Elsewhere, Sainsbury’s gave the US Presidential race the Halloween treatment with their carvings of Donald Trumpkin and Hil-eerie Clinton – and elephants at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo also got in on the pumpkin fun, playing football with the giant fruits.

Meanwhile, a dog with teeth like a vampire is looking for a new home in time for Halloween. The Dogs Trust centre in Bridgend, South Wales, said the seven-year-old Lhasa Apso called Milo is actually an extremely sweet-natured, gentle character.