The singer was spotted filming in North Tyneside on Saturday an has described Whitley Bay as his 'second home'
Grammy award-winning singer Sam Smith is known to be a big fan of the North East coast having holidayed there throughout his youth.
The Londoner was spotted in Whitley Bay and Tynemouth on Saturday, and posted photos on Facebook showing him posing around the seaside towns.
In a post added to his Facebook page on Saturday, Smith published four photos of himself in North Tyneside, captioned with “Filming - Last day” - indicating he could be shooting the video for his return single in Whitley Bay and Tynemouth.
One shot features Smith sitting outside Whitley Bay’s Deep nightclub, while others appear to show Tynemouth’s outdoor pool.
Smith last released an album in 2014, In the Lonely Hour, which topped the charts in Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Sweden. He also found success in America, with the debut record ranking as the third highest selling album of 2014 in the USA. In 2015 he recorded his Bond theme, Writing’s on the Wall, which was released alongside 007: Spectre.
Sam Smith’s representatives refused to comment on why he was in the North East, but the 25-year-old holds Whitley Bay very close to his heart.
In 2014 he told his audience at Newcastle’s O2 academy that he has family in the town, and has blogged about his affinity for the area.
In a 2015 Instagram post, Smith - who won four Grammys in 2015 - said he has been coming to the coast “since I was born” and considers Whitley Bay his “second home”. On his official website, he has written about how he likes to escape to the North East to recharge his batteries.