Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall has come up with a new name for the bar she owns in South Shields, with its new title a firm nod to one of the town's most famous landmarks.

At the end of October, Jade, 27, opened Red Door in the centre of her hometown, having collaborated with the leisure operators responsible for bars of the same name in the North West.

Billed as a cocktail and live music bar, Red Door launched in true VIP style with Jade and her Little Mix bandmates celebrating the third and final Newcastle show of their LM5 tour there, with celeb guests including Andy Carroll, Sophie Kasaei and Joe McElderry.

Since then it has proved popular, with big crowds packing out the Ocean Road haunt every weekend and Jade toasting her birthday there over Christmas, after sticking with her annual tradition of doing the Boxing Day dip in aid of Cancer Connections.

In January, landlady Jade stunned revellers by joining local band Rivellino on stage at Red Door for a rousing rendition of Proud Mary- which you can watch in the above video.

But now, as she is many viewers' prediction for Queen Bee on The Masked Singer, Jade has decided to change the bar's name and it's one that should be well received by fellow Shields natives.

Jade Thirlwell's nightclub in South Shields is being renamed
Jade Thirlwell's nightclub in South Shields is being renamed

It's new name will be Arbeia, which is of course the name of the nearby Roman fort which is just minutes away. A post made on Red Door's Facebook on Tuesday afternoon read "We have changed the name of our bar to Arbeia!

"This now has a direct link with our town (Roman Fort) as well as a link with our nightclub ‘Industry’, which will we be launching on the 27th March 2020. We will be announcing the full details for the launch party, very soon!"

The post also revealed that the bar's drinks menu is being revised, adding "As we are rebranding, we have taken the opportunity to listen to our customers. Therefore, we have revised our drinks menu & PRICES. We appreciate everyone's feedback.

"We know at times our bar has been extremely busy, so we have made the decision to have a new bottle and beer bar installed, which will reduce your waiting time."

Industry will go into the space next door to Red Door, famously occupied by legendary South Shields nightspot Glitterball, which was more recently relaunched as House of Diamonds.