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Jedward slam Simon Cowell and X Factor in savage tirade on Twitter

Jedward have slammed X Factor in a series of tweets (Picture: Rex)

Jedward has taken a huge swipe at X Factor and Simon Cowell, branding him ‘nothing but a bad facelift’.

The twins, real name John and Edward Grimes, took to social media to slate the ITV series in a number of tweets, saying that every contestant was ‘a slave to the show’.

The X Factor is currently off-air, with confirmation it would not be returning this year after going on hiatus in 2020 following two spin-offs, X Factor: Celebrity and X Factor: The Band, in 2019.

‘The biggest regret in life was not telling the judges on X Factor to f*** off,’ Jedward penned.

In a separate tweet, they added: ‘Every contestant on the X Factor was a slave to the show and got paid Zero while they made millions!

‘The fact that every contestant has to act like their judge mentors them! When in reality all they care about is their pay check!’

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Jedward appeared on the show in 2006 (Picture: Rex)

In another post, they added: ‘Simon Cowell thinks he’s the Mafia leader of the music industry when in reality he’s nothing but a bad facelift.’

Jedward shot to time after appearing on X Factor in 2009 with their trademark gravity-defying hair.

They made it to the live finals, however, bowed out of the competition in sixth place, with Joe McElderry going on to win the series beating the likes of Olly Murs and Stacey Solomon.

This isn’t the first time the twins have called out X Factor.

The twins took aim at Simon Cowell (Picture: Rex)

Last year, Jedward accused Simon of ‘deleting their legacy’ after their debut single was removed from music streaming services.

Following their appearance on the series, the duo released a mash-up of Queen’s Under Pressure and Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby as their first single, which went to number one on the Irish Singles Chart and number two on the UK Singles Chart. Jedward had previously performed both songs during the X Factor live shows.

Jedward took to Twitter to accuse Simon and Sony Music UK of being responsible for the track and its music video disappearing from the internet – although sources have confirmed it was nothing to do with the music mogul or Sony.

In 2017, John told the Daily Star: ‘The judges need to stop bigging up people and giving them false hope. They need to say it how it is.

‘There have been so many winners who have come and gone. But it’s about success stories that give legitimacy to the show.

‘They need to get somewhere because if they’re not then what’s the point of the show? Also, the show is always all about the judges but it shouldn’t be.’

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