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Cruel Simon drove us -- Jedward

JEDWARD have revealed that Simon Cowell's cruel comments about their lack of talent were what made them a hit.

The Dublin twins, who appeared on the Jonathan Ross show last night, revealed how often even their own mother can't tell them apart.

The pop sensations proved a huge hit on the show, displaying their trademark exuberance as they discussed their rise to fame.

And the pair admitted that none of it would have happened had pop mogul Simon Cowell not taken such a strong aversion to them at the start.

"Simon saying we were bad made us unique," revealed Edward, who added that was what made them a hit.

The pair revealed that they have plenty of plans, with Edward saying: "We want to do everything, six months ago we couldn't hold a microphone."

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