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Friday 22 August 2014

Jedward back for Dream Factory festive special

JEDWARD have made it a memorable 2012 for hundreds of Irish kids.

The Dublin duo will be bouncing back onto the small screen on Christmas Day to unveil their latest round of wish granting.

From working as gardai to dancing with Riverdance, these lucky children had their dreams come true.

The boys and girls from around the country met their heroes, danced their feet off and tried their hand at law enforcement.

OMG! Jedward's Dream Factory on RTE 2 features face-to-face meetings with heartthrobs Ollie Murs and JLS, Brendan Carroll's Mrs Brown and even a chance to star in Dennis the Menace.

Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff and comedian Keith Lemon are just two of the celebrities interviewed by one up-and-coming show-biz reporter.

"Jedward, I love those guys," said Hasselhoff.

The children were flabbergasted with the opportunities presented to them. "It is spectacular, deadly, awesome, unreal. Best, best, best day of my life. I will never forget it," one participant said.

RTE star Miriam O'Callaghan also gets in on the fun, jumping around the television set with the Lucan brothers.

And even rugby legend Donncha O'Callaghan took the opportunity for a bit of craic: in a teaser video he gives the twins a thumbs up. "Thanks, Jedward, for making my dream come true," he says.

In each episode, Jedward welcome each of the dreamers back to the dream factory studio to share their excitement, show off their new skills and, in some cases, bring along their new celebrity friend.

John and Edward Grimes have bounced back from their Eurovision disappointment and are due to star in the pantomime Jedward & The Magic Lamp at the Olympia.

And they have signed another lucrative contract with the CBBC for a second instalment of Jedward's Big Adventure.

clairemurphy@herald.ie

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