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BB challenge to split up Jedward

Olly Murs has challenged Big Brother to split up Irish twins Jedward if they make their expected appearance in the new show.

The singer, who was runner-up in the 2009 X Factor series which made stars of the brothers, said he could not wait to see them in Big Brother which starts tonight on Channel 5 with a celebrity version.

He said: "You know what I really want to happen?

"I really hope, fingers crossed if you're listening Big Brother, please do this and split them up and take one out of the equation.

"It would be interesting. I've known the boys for two years and I've never seen them apart so it would be interesting to see what would happen."

The brothers, whose real names are John and Edward Grimes, shot to fame with their energetic dance routines and gravity-defying quiffs on the X Factor.

They represented Ireland in Eurovision earlier this year.

Other celebrities expected to appear include Kerry Katona, Sally Bercow - the wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow - and former EastEnder Sid Owen.

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