A big name celeb could have made a quick stop off in the North East earlier this morning (October 27) as their plane landed at Teesside Airport.

Apprentice star and businessman Lord Alan Sugar’s plane was spotted coming in to land at Teesside on Thursday morning.

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The distinctive private jet, which carries the registration number G-SUGR – named after Lord Sugar himself, landed at Teesside at just before 9.10am on Thursday morning having travelled from Farnborough in Hampshire.

The Northern Echo: Lord Sugar's private plane has the reg G-SUGR.Lord Sugar's private plane has the reg G-SUGR. (Image: JIMMYVES/YOUTUBE)

The jet, an Embraer Legacy 650, then took off just over an hour later heading for London’s Stanstead airport.

The reason for the short stop off in the North East is currently unknown and The Northern Echo understands the 75-year-old business tycoon was not on board.

The Northern Echo: Lord SugarLord Sugar (Image: NQ ARCHIVE)

The TV star bought the jet brand new back in 2014, with a reported price tag of up to $32m US dollars. It reported his previous plane which also had a personalised reg of G-SUGA.

Sugar has his own pilot’s licence, and has been known to post pictures on social media of his impressive private planes.

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It’s not the only time recently a celebrity private jet has made a stop off at Teesside. Last month (September 6) Top Gun fans were left gobsmacked when Tom Cruise was spotted getting off a plane at airfield.

The Northern Echo: Tom Cruise at Teesside AirportTom Cruise at Teesside Airport (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

It is understood Cruise was in the North East filming scenes for the next instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise, which is set for release on July 7, 2023.

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