10 Things About Jedward

jedward11. John and Edward Grimes are identical twins who were born three months premature on 16 October 1991 in Dublin and go by a portmanteau of their first names John and Edward, Jedward.

2. The twins are no stranger to reality TV shows having made their debut on the 2009 series of the X-Factor, mentored by Louis Walsh and finishing in sixth place. The duo have also participated in Celebrity Big Brother 8 where they placed third behind Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona and My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty.

3. The pair moved to an international stage when they were selected to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2011 with their song ‘Lipstick’ and finished in eighth place. They were so successful that they were chosen again the following year for their song ‘Waterline’ which proved less of a hit finishing in 19th place overall.

4. Jedward have had relative success with their music career with three Irish number one singles including ‘Lipstick’, ‘Bad Behaviour’ and a cover of Vanilla Ice’s ‘Under Pressure’. They’ve also had three Irish number one albums.

Baby Jedward on Celebrity Juice

Baby Jedward on Celebrity Juice

5. Jedward have also branched out into TV presenting and have featured as presenters of their own shows OMG! It’s Jedward!, Jedward’s Weird Wild World, Eurovision documentary OMG! It’s Eurovision! and as regular guest presenters on Celebrity Juice.

6. Public opinion of the terrible twosome is split right down the middle, as you can see from these tweets

7. Since appearing with the twins on Celebrity Big Brother, Tara Reid has shared a special bond with the Irish lads. She has appeared in a number of their music videos and they visit her in America on a regular basis. John and Edward were also recently in attendance at the Grammy Awards, but as spectators not nominees.

Jedward with 'other brother' Kevin

Jedward with ‘other brother’ Kevin

8. Apparently the twins don’t like to have milk on their cereal, instead they prefer to have water. Weird.

9. John and Edward have another brother called Kevin.

10. Although John and Edward receive a lot of criticism for their musical abilities, they have more musical talent than you’d think. John can play the guitar and Edward is Grade 5 on the violin.

Do you know any interesting facts about Jedward? If you do please share them in the comments below. In the meantime check out their video for Eurovision song ‘Lipstick’.

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