Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

Jedward rake in record takings

John and Edward Grimes have been in demand since The X Factor

Jedward are reported to have landed the largest annual pay packet in X Factor history.

Irish twins John and Edward Grimes, 19, who are managed by X Factor judge Louis Walsh, have taken home £2.85 million, The Sun said, from gigs, personal appearances, endorsements and advertising deals in the last year.

A source told the paper: "The Jeds are making millions. Louis reckons Jedward have made more money in a year than any other X Factor act.

"They've done more adverts, endorsements and gigs than all the other contestants combined. "

The pair, who finished sixth in 2009's X Factor, have made their millions promoting computer games for Nintendo, price comparison site moneysupermarket.com, and cereal Coco Pops, The Sun said, as well TV appearances, gigs and bar mitzvahs.

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