X Factor twins John and Edward are being lined up to front a new version of ITV’s Saturday morning children’s show SM:TV, according to the papers.

The News Of The World reports that the spiky-haired pair – who sprang to fame on the 2009 series of X Factor – are battling it out with Peter Crouch’s fiancee Abbey Clancey to present the revived show and its sister music programme CD:UK.

The original versions of the two shows, which aired from 1998 to 2006, made stars of Ant and Dec and Cat Deeley, and at their peak attracted over two million viewers.

“CD:UK was a winning format,” a source told the paper. “It was taken around the world and bosses at ITV always intended to bring it back.

“It’s taken a bit longer than expected but the ball is really rolling now. There’s plenty of buzz about it coming back.”

Others believed to be in the running for the job include Britain’s Got More Talent presenter Stephen Mulhern and Big Brother’s George Lamb.

John and Edward became huge stars after they reached the 2009 finals of The X Factor, winning fans with their over-the-top performances on the show.

They eventually finished sixth in the series and went on to score a top three hit with their version of the Queen classic Under Pressure – but were dropped by their record label after just one single.