Best friends have X Factor

PUBLISHED: 15:44 06 October 2010

Hayley Hawkins 13 and Kiera IIett-Jones 13

Hayley Hawkins 13 and Kiera IIett-Jones 13


Two friends will appear on primetime television after filming a video with pop phenomenon Jedward.

After entering a competition online, Hayes school pupils Kiera Ilett-Jones and Hayley Hawkins, both 13, were invited to the Bright Stars studio in Soho to meet Jedward during their summer holidays.

They were completely bowled over when they were told they would also get to dance on a video with Irish pop twins John and Edward Grimes, who shot to fame on ITV show X Factor as Jedward.

The video of the four dancing to She’s so Lovely by the band Scouting for Girls received 2,500 votes on a website and will now be run as a short commercial during X Factor, which starts live shows on Saturday.

Keen dancer Kiera, from Harvest Bank Road, Coney Hall, said: “I am really, really excited about the whole thing. Meeting Jedward was amazing. The boys are really funny.

“They asked us what dance we wanted to do before we started, and now even the people at school who don’t like Jedward have voted for us.”

Kiera’s mum said: “The girls had the best day of their lives when they filmed the video. The absolutely loved it.” The video can be seen at

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