Romanian pop twins The Cheeky Girls are set to make a surprising comeback – as ballroom dancers on the next series of Britain’s Got Talent.

According to the Mirror Monica and Gabriela Irimia – who found fame after their memorable audition for Popstars The Rivals in 2002 – are being lined up as one of the main attractions of the series, which begins in the spring.

And they are even being tipped to surprise Simon Cowell with their fancy footwork.

“You can imagine the groans when the girls are wheeled on stage. Everyone will be expecting them to sing another one of their dreadful songs,” said a production insider.

“But instead, they will be joined by two men for a routine that will have the panel gobsmacked. No one will be expecting it – and the biggest surprise is that they’re actually brilliant dancers.

“The audition will definitely be a massive talking point afterwards and that’s something Cowell will relish.”

The girls went to the first auditions in Islington, North London, two weeks before Christmas, where they performed in front of a panel of show producers.

“As soon as they danced a foxtrot, the producers’ jaws dropped,” the insider added. “They were expecting another tedious bout of singing but instead they got something rather special.”

The pair, who are trained ballet dancers, recently starred in the Romanian equivalent of Strictly Come Dancing – which Monica eventually won.

However they remain best known for their single The Cheeky Girls (Touch My Bum), which was released off the back of their Popstars The Rivals fame.

It sold 1.2m copies despite topping a Channel 4 poll of the worst singles of all time.