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As well as following the stylists who work at one of the North East’s best-known hair salons, the series is expanding to feature the fascinating stories of some of the other thriving businesses in the region that are connected to the salon.

The third series of Angels Of The North centres around the staff of Gateshead super salon Longlox, run by Sammyjo Pearson, 33. Sammyjo leads a team of top stylists all aged in their late teens and early 20s. Their aim is to make their salon the most Instagrammable in the North East.

Joining Longlox as a focus for this series is Pure Ink Studios, run by Shane Guttridge, 28, who has been a friend of Sammyjo since the pair were children. Keeping it in the family, Shane runs three tattoo studios in Newcastle with his dad, while his sister is training to be a piercer. Cameras follow Shane as he seeks to maintain his high standards in his ever expanding business.

Rachel Ashdown, Entertainment Commissioner for BBC Three, says: “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.”

Aisling O’Connor, Head of TV Commissioning for BBC England, says: “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.”

Filming is starting shortly.

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