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Jedward slam 'old' Louis Walsh: 'We are the most financially beneficial act of his career in the last 10 years'

Published 23/10/2016 | 11:48

John and Edward Grimes of Jedward arrive at the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 15, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)
John and Edward Grimes of Jedward arrive at the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 15, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)
Jedward during Rehersals at the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku Azerbaijan , ....KOBPIX...NO FEE
Euro memories: Jedward on stage in Baku
Jedward and Tara Reid arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Little Boy" held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on April 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
John and Edward Grimes of Jedward attend the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for MTV)
Louis Walsh with Jedward on X Factor 2009
Louis Walsh returns to the 'X Factor'
X Factor judge Louis Walsh, who has taken a dig at pop groups Girls Aloud and the Spice Girls while discussing some of this year's X Factor contestants

Jedward have launched a scathing attack on former manager Louis Walsh after he described the act as "the most embarrassing thing to happen to him".

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The pop twins (25), who rose to fame on The X Factor in 2009, were snapped up by Walsh who represented them for four years before their mother Susanna Condron took over as their manager in 2013.

The Mayo music mogul (64) said the most embarrassing moment  of his career was "working with Jedward and putting them through on The X Factor" and the boys have come out swinging in their defence.

"I think we are the most financially beneficial act of his career in the last 10 years," Edward claims.

Jedward during Rehersals at the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku Azerbaijan , ....KOBPIX...NO FEE
Jedward during Rehersals at the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku Azerbaijan , ....KOBPIX...NO FEE

John echoed his statement, saying: "I don't think he took us under his wing. I think we were already flying and he was like, 'Oh I think I want a part of that.

"I think he got old. It's like someone saying behind your back and you are like, 'wait, I didn't know there was a problem.'"

The pair made the comments on the newest episode of Living With Lucy, where presenter Lucy Kennedy took up residence in their Dublin city centre apartment for a weekend.

It's reported the musical duo, who represented Ireland at the Eurovision twice, have been forced to take a pay cut after their firm Planet Jedward recorded combined losses of €234,000 in two years.

X Factor judge Louis Walsh, who has taken a dig at pop groups Girls Aloud and the Spice Girls while discussing some of this year's X Factor contestants
X Factor judge Louis Walsh, who has taken a dig at pop groups Girls Aloud and the Spice Girls while discussing some of this year's X Factor contestants

John said the pair have no debt and are

"Anything we buy, we buy it all out. We don't pay a mortgage. I don't have any debts," John explained on the show, which airs on Tuesday at 9:30pm.

Jedward arriving for the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 10, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ MTV. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Jedward arriving for the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 10, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ MTV. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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