The terrible twins known as Jedward will make an X Factor comeback in the new series…

The new series of the X Factor kicks off in a couple of week’s time, and the Dublin duo, John and Edward Grimes, who divided fans of the show during last year’s sixth series and finished in sixth place, have confirmed that they will return to the show to perform.

“We will perform on the X Factor this year,” says John. “It’ll be great to get back on that stage, go crazy and not worry about the judges’ reactions.”

While the twins may not have won critical acclaim last year, they’re still as popular with the fans as ever and recently sold out a tour in Ireland. Soon to be seen in an ITV2 fly-on-the-wall reality show, the pair also confirm that one-time biggest critic Simon Cowell is now involved in their career progression.

“Simon is always checking in with Louis, asking what we’re doing,” he says. “We saw him a couple of weeks ago and he texts now and then – he’s a great guy.”

But is he ready to see them destroy another pop classic on the biggest music show on the block?