A REALITY TV show set in the North-East is returning for a third season.

Angels of the North, the BBC Three series that gives viewers a candid insight into life at a real-life Gateshead super salon, is back and producers say it is bigger than ever before.

As well as following the stylists who work at a salon in Gateshead, the series is expanding to feature friends and family within the region.

Over two series, Angels of the North fans have got to know the hair experts at Longlox salon and now they will meet the friends and boyfriends who work in other businesses across the North-East. 

This includes a tattoo studio in Newcastle city centre and a Jarrow boxing gym.

The third series centres around the salon, which is run by Sammyjo Pearson, 33, and tattoo studio Pure Ink Studios, run by Shane Guttridge, 28.

Shane runs three tattoo studios in Newcastle with his dad while his sister is training to be a piercer. 

It also features Bilton Hall ABC Boxing club in Jarrow.

Among the young boxers is Ewan, 23, the boyfriend of Longlox hair extensionist Kallie, 20.

Ewan is hoping to turn pro and being coached by Callum Larson, 29. Callum is a personal trainer and the third generation of his family to train boxing talent at Bilton Hall. 

Filming is expected to start soon. 

Producers hope to highlight what life is like in the North-East and capture what it takes for businesses to succeed.

Made by Twenty Six 03 Entertainment, Angels Of The North will premiere on BBC iPlayer as an eight-part boxset later this year.

The first two series have been streamed 7.1 million times on BBC iPlayer. Angels of the North is a co-commission between BBC Three and BBC England.

Rachel Ashdown, Entertainment Commissioner for BBC Three, said: “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.

"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.”