Video: X Factor's Jedward come to Ipswich...sort of

IPSWICH: Anyone who has read my blog over the last few weeks knows I'm not the greatest fan of the X-Factor's terrible twins Jedward - the kind of act that makes Agadoo's Black Lace look classy!

IPSWICH: Anyone who has read my blog over the last few weeks knows I'm not the greatest fan of the X-Factor's terrible twins Jedward - the kind of act that makes Agadoo's Black Lace look classy!

But they must have a certain something to make people vote for them . . . it certainly isn't musical talent!

Now I've always considered myself something of a trend-setter who models my hairstyle on musical geniuses - I've been cultivating the Robert Plant look for years (at least until my wife or editor tells me to get it cut!).

I wasn't too keen when it was first suggested that I should be the dummy, sorry model, for the Jedward cut.

However after looking around the office, I realised there wasn't much option - few of my colleagues have anywhere near enough hair!

So I went up to Lewis Hair Team on Upper Brook Street where Lea Friend was waiting to transform me from the 70s headbanger look into a 2009 style icon.

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She started with tongs to turn my normally curly barnet straight and then struggled to get it to stay in position.

What was really worrying was when she had to call for the super strength hairspray to get my hair to stay in place - as someone who normally puts nothing in my hair except shampoo twice a week that felt very odd indeed.

And as Lea wrestled with my hair I was left wondering what kind of person would want to go through this kind of rigmarole every time they walked out of their front door.

Do Jedward put themselves through this hair regime every day? If so I bet they won't have as much hair as me by the time they reach 50!

As we approach the weekend - and X-Factor - I have a nasty feeling tomorrow's show will plumb new depths. Apparently the remaining finalists will be singing Wham or George Michael songs.

That should suit the twins - although it certainly won't suit the old rockers in the TV audience who will have hundreds of reasons to watch Casualty instead!

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