Offaly youngster Caoimhe Abbott was one of the lucky children whose dreams came true all thanks to Jedward. The famous twins picked Caoimhe from hundreds of children and she got to spend a magical day as one of their ‘dreamers’.
This Christmas on RTÉ Two, Jedward will once again make dreams come true for children from all over Ireland on their IFTA nominated Irish television show - ‘OMG! Jedward’s Dream Factory’. The young people’s entertainment programme will be broadcast as a ten part series on RTÉ Two from Christmas Day. The show will air every day (apart from New Year’s Eve) until Friday 4th January 2013.
In the first episode, they meet Caoimhe Abbott who always dreamed of meeting Olly Murs and singing a duet with him of his hit song ‘Dance with me Tonight’. To get her prepared, Caoimhe was given an intense dance lesson with OMG! choreographer Debbie Kiernan so she could really impress Olly with her moves! Not only did Olly sing with her, but he also gave her tickets to his live concert!
‘OMG! Jedward’s Dream Factory’ features boys and girls of all ages and from all corners of the country who wrote to Jedward asking for help in achieving their dreams. Viewers will follow each child on their journey to fulfil a variety of dreams which include everything from going behind the scenes of hit TV show Mrs Brown’s Boys, joining the Riverdance Troupe, to training with the Munster rugby team and starring in the Beano!
Many children’s dreams also included working with their idols and a host of celebrities took part in the series to help dreams come true, including:
* Olly Murs, cheeky pop star and TV presenter
* JLS, R’n’B boy band sensation
* Little Mix, popular girl band who won last year’s X Factor series
* Kelly Brook, model, actor and now adding fashion designer to her bow
* David Hasslehoff, Famous ‘Baywatch’ and Hollywood actor
* Keith Lemon, controversial comedian and actor
* Ashley Banjo and Diversity, sensational dance troupe and winners of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’
* Louis Walsh, celebrity pop star manager
* Brendan O’Carroll, Irish comedian and actor
* Union J and District 3, boy band finalists in this year’s ‘X Factor’
* Jamie Heaslip, Ireland and Leinster rugby star
* Donnacha O’Callaghan, Ireland and Munster rugby star
* Ryan O’Shaughnessy, up and coming Irish singing sensation
* Sharon Shannon, traditional Irish singing musician
* Miriam O’Callaghan, well-known RTÉ presenter
* Neven Maguire, celebrity chef and restaurateur
* Ken Doherty, Irish snooker ace
* Francis Brennan, Irish hotelier and television personality
* Paul Carberry, top Irish jockey
* Evelyn Cusack, popular RTÉ weather presenter
In each episode, Jedward welcome each of the dreamers back to the dream factory studio to share their excitement, show off their new skills and, in some cases, bring along their new celebrity friend. Each child is also rewarded with an OMG! badge from Jedward so they never forget the day their dreams came true.
John and Edward both thoroughly enjoyed taking part in ‘OMG! Jedward’s Dream Factory’.
“OMG! Jedwards Dream Factory is going to be the best show on TV AGAIN this Christmas. We had a Jepic time making all the dreams come true and just can’t wait for all the surprises we have in store for our Dream Factory audience as well!”
‘OMG! Jedward’s Dream Factory’ will air on RTÉ Two every day (apart from New Year’s Eve) at 11.30am from Christmas Day until Friday, January 4
‘OMG! Jedward’s Dream Factory’ is created and produced for RTÉ Young Peoples Programmes by Tyrone Productions