Controversial X Factor duo John and Edward Grimes could be set to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house, according to reports.

Jedward could get £270,000 if they agree to appear on the show early next year.

An insider told the Dublin Evening Herald: “The first TV deal that they take is really crucial as it will literally make or break them in terms of their career so they have to be cautious about what they agree to do.

“Some of the things they’ve been offered would turn them into total laughing stocks, but Celebrity Big Brother is definitely a possibility.

“They’re both so energetic and have such big personalities, they would be a great addition to a celebrity line-up.”

Ulrika Jonsson won this year’s series which also saw actor Verne Troyer, singer Michelle Heaton and TV presenter Terry Christian enter the Big Brother house.