A SOAP star was in North Shields on Saturday to offically open the new Poundland store in the Beacon Centre.
Lisa George, who plays Beth Tinker in Coronation Street, was met by hundreds of shoppers who turned out.
Poundland manager Ruth Garraway said: “We were delighted at the number of people, and had an amazing day.
“We just opened on Thursday last week and had a leaflet to promote the grand opening day, so the word got around about Lisa being here.
“We were doing special offers and spot prizes, so a lot of shoppers were happy.”