Jedward slam Simon Cowell and The X Factor in social media tirade

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Jedward has slammed Simon Cowell and The X Factor in a social media tirade.

The 29-year-old Irish twins, real names John and Edward Grimes, made a series of claims against the ITV singing competition, as well as the show's founder and judge Cowell.

The duo, who appeared on the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009, began the lengthy rant on their joint Twitter account, as they wrote: "The biggest regret in life was not telling the judges on X Factor to f**k off."

They then took aim at Cowell directly, and said the music mogul "thinks he’s the Mafia leader of the music industry when in reality he’s nothing but a bad facelift."

Jedward also alleged that The X Factor took advantage of the contestants, and added: "Every contestant on the Xfactor was a slave to the show and got paid Zero while they made millions! The fact that every contestant has to act like their judge mentors them! When in reality all they care about is their pay check!"

They then went on to voice their support for One Direction and Little Mix, and alleged they were “legally f***ed in contracts” so were choosing to speak out in an effort to lift the lid on the "corrupt" music industry.

"This isn’t our story to tell! It’s an insight of how corrupt the music industry is! We’re sending courage & strength to all artists being f**ked over! It ends now," Jedward added.

They also claimed to be in possession of One Direction's contract, after a mix-up by their former record label Syco, which prompted Louis Tomlinson to direct message the twins on Twitter.

"You guys have lost the plot," he wrote. "You must be high."