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Jedward's €1.1m secret is out as BB crew jets in to film sell-out gig

Madcap twins Jedward have been filmed by a camera crew from Celebrity Big Brother as they prepare to enter the controversial reality show.

The Herald can exclusively reveal how a crew from Channel 5 secretly jetted into Ireland this week to work on new segments for the forthcoming programme, which will feature Dublin superstars John and Edward Grimes (19).

Although they have repeatedly denied that they have signed up for the show, speculation has been rife for weeks that the popular pair are two of the big-name signings in a €1.1m deal.

And the pop stars were filmed in action earlier this week at the Grand Canal Theatre after taking to the stage for two-sell out gigs.


"They wanted to get some fresh shots of them in action so a crew came in to Dublin to covertly film them for the show. Producers are really excited about having them on the programme as they know they're such a big pull for their younger audiences. They're going to be fantastic on it," said a source.

Due to return later this month with Irishman Brian Dowling installed as the host, the celebrity edition of the show is expected to run for at least three weeks and will start on August 17.

Programme insiders have also predicted massive fireworks will fly between Jedward and their fellow contestants, rumoured to be Kerry Katona and Bobby Brown.

Hollywood bombshell Pamela Anderson has also been approached to take part, as has hellraising actor Charlie Sheen. However, the twins' clean-living lifestyle means that they're among the very few showbiz personalities who have never indulged in alcohol or drug abuse.

"Kerry and Bobby have both spoken openly about how they used copious amounts of drugs and drink in the past and that's something that's completely alien to the twins," the insider continued.

"They're very easy going about most things but this is one area that they won't budge on."

Other personalities rumoured to be appearing on the show include The Only Way is Essex babe Amy Childs, Paddy Doherty from Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, Ryan Giggs' mistress Imogen Thomas, Wayne Rooney call girl Helen Wood and former Harrods boss Mohamed Fayed.