James Tindale is set to make an explosive return to 'Geordie Shore' - four years after he quit.

James Tindale

James Tindale

The 27-year-old hunk was one of the original cast members of the boozy MTV show alongside the likes of Charlotte Crosby and Gaz Beadle when it first hit screens in 2011, but he turned his back on the programme in 2014 after appearing in just two episodes of series 10.

However, the heartthrob is set to make a sensational return to series 18 after he was spotted partying with his friends Sophie Kasaei and Abbie Holborn in Newcastle's Bijoux Nightclub.

A source told The Sun Online: "James is already filming with the cast in Newcastle - he was on a night out with them and then they went to a kebab shop. Everyone was mortal, just like the old days - he was having a catch up with Sophie and getting friendly with Abbie."

Bosses are hoping that James' return will turn the heads of some of the girls as he's now single after recently splitting from his long-term girlfriend Kate Thorne.

The source added: "He's single again and bosses think he's exactly what the show needs."

James isn't the only familiar face set to return to the abode this series as Scotty T has been asked to come back as the "house boss" after he impressed on 'Just Tattoo Of Us' recently.

A source said recently: "Anna, who we know is in charge of the house, has brought Scotty in to work as a boss alongside her. He impressed bosses on 'Just Tattoo Of Us' and they think he deserves a second chance. Scotty will be in charge of the Geordie's activities and will be be setting the challenges they do. He's telling everyone he's going out to make them all mortal and make the show crazy like it used to be."