TWIN brothers have made it through the first episode of live shows of the Celebrity X Factor.

Max and Harvey Mills, 16, are the grandsons of Walkerburn theatre company owner Sue Tickner.

And everyone in the village is willing them on, as they progressed to the live shows following two performances filmed at Simon Cowell’s luxury LA home.

Sue told the Peeblesshire News this week: “The family were there on Saturday cheering them on.

“They’ve been in London all week rehearsing, buying clothes and sorting out their choreography.

“It’s a lot of preparation in different places all over the city so there’s been a lot of driving around.”

In the most recent episode, Love Actually star, Olivia Olsen, was the first to be eliminated from the London performances, with formerly booted Jenny Ryan being invited to join Nicole Scherzinger's team after fans were shocked by the choice to chuck the Chase star.

Max and Harvey have lucked-out by having the chance to be mentored by the show’s big boss man Simon.

Sue said: “We’re really pleased. They couldn’t have done better in my opinion.”

Max and Harvey have been performing for most of their lives, making their acting debut at the age of two.

Their most recent involvement being with CBBC’s My Life, which subsequently gave them the opportunity to have their own CBBC show, ‘Max and Harvey: FOMO'.

Sue added: “It’s amazing, I’m a little scared for them.

“There’s no knowing where this could take them. I reckon they’ll make it to the last three most definitely.

“There’s been some controversy over what they’re going to perform, with inputs from the show, management and them.

“Despite that you can see how in control they are of the situation. Any decisions that get made are sent to them before they’re approved.

“They get a say.”

And it’s not just Max and Harvey who’ve caught people’s attention.

“I’ve been recognised”, said Sue. Viewers could catch a glimpse of Sue in the first episode of the series which launched on October 12.

“I was out walking the dogs and someone came up to me and asked if the dogs were Max and Harvey’s. It was so surreal.”

Sue also said she’s received countless messages of support from people in Walkerburn who have been a part of her Oyster Theatre Company alongside the twins.

Max and Harvey have told us: “We really appreciate them and their support.”

This year, the series will run for eight weeks of live performances.

To see how Max and Harvey progress, be sure to tune into ITV from 8.30pm to 10.20pm this Saturday evening (November 2).