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Duo knock on Big Brother's door

THEY said 'no way' to the Celebrity Jungle, but Lucan twins John and Edward are in talks about entering the last-ever series of Big Brother.

The Herald can reveal the Grimes twins are being lined up to star on Channel Four's last series of the reality show next year.

The 18-year-old pair, who were believed to be joining ITV's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here line-up last week after Jordan's shock decision to quit the show, are now said to have turned down an offer as they are already in negotiations to take part in the Big Brother show in January.

"They are the ideal candidates for the show," said a source close to the boys. "Everyone knows them, everyone's talking about them and everyone wants to see more of them.



Exposure

"They're great guys, with great big personalities. Celebrity Big Brother is definitely on the cards, but there are a few issues to iron out still.

"There can be over-exposure sometimes with these things, and that's the last thing the team around them wants."

The boys are even believed to have been given their own private jet in order to honour their publicity commitments.

Last night saw the Dublin brothers fulfil another of their childhood dreams when they were invited to appear on the Late Late Toy Show alongside Ryan Tubridy.

Tomorrow night they will appear on T4's Stars of 2009 in London, with another gig in Glasgow lined up just hours after.

Their X Factor mentor, Louis Walsh, says he's been inundated with offers to book the twins for publicity appearances.

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