Former The Blizzards frontman Bressie is encouraging fans to start a petition calling for Jedward to replace departing judge Louis Walsh on The X Factor.

The 34-year-old The Voice of Ireland coach took to his Twitter account this morning, posting: "Love to see Jedward as new X factor judges."

He later added: "Start petition to get @planetjedward as new X factor judges . @syco."

Reports online suggest that BBC Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw may take Walsh's place on the ITV reality show.