Jedward: Come and get us, I'm A Celebrity!

Jedward: Come and get us, I'm A Celebrity!
Jedward: Come and get us, I'm A Celebrity! (Image credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images)

The Jedward twins have told how they are longing to be in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! - so they can climb trees in the jungle. The pair - who rose to fame on The X Factor - said they were aiming to be part of this year's line-up for the ITV1 reality series, which returns on Saturday. As they promoted TalkTalk's sponsorship of The X Factor, Edward Grimes said: "Yeah, we are going to the jungle. I would so go into the jungle. I am sick of the way there are so many trees and no one ever climbs them. "We need to climb those trees. We need to discover what is up there. We need to live with the monkeys." His brother John added: "Everyone goes in there and just talks all day. [They] should be going around the jungle." Twins John and Edward - whose over-the-top routines made them a huge hit with viewers of the talent show (much to Simon Cowell's frustration) - also revealed that they are keen on acquiring an exotic pet. Edward said: "We want to get a really weird animal. We're thinking of getting a kangaroo." But brother John seemed to be more interested in owning a primate, saying: "We want to get a monkey. How do you get a monkey? Michael Jackson did it."

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.