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Blake signs Jedward biography
01.01.70 | Katie Allen
John Blake has acquired world rights to a fully authorised biography of last year's "X Factor" finalists Jedward.
The 18-year-old twins, known individually as John and Edward Grimes, came sixth in the talent show, and have since released two singles and an album.
Blake bought Jedward—Our Story, by Jennifer O'Brien, from Yvonne Kinsella of the Prizemann & Kinsella Agency for an undisclosed sum.
Due out in October, to tie in with the climax of this year's "X Factor", the book will be an in-depth biography of the twins' lives, their "tough times at school and determination to become famous".
The title will also include behind-the-scenes gossip and exclusive interviews with "X Factor" judges, as well as a number of pictures.
Clare Tillyer, head of marketing, said: "Jedward-mania hit the country in the autumn of 2009; they now have a number one album, RTE and ITV documentaries and will be in panto this Christmas.
"The hysteria surrounding the controversial duo seems to be gaining momentum and we’re confident that their fans will continue to support John and Edward with their new book."
The book will be published as a paperback, priced £12.99.