Fans flew from Germany and England for a chance to get a selfie with the twins at the opening of Krispy Kreme’s store on Dame Street
It’s been 13 years since Jedward first appeared on our screens with their quiffs and epic energy.
A lot of famous people have come and gone in that time, but not the Lucan lads. Fans flew from Germany and England for a chance to get a selfie with the twins this morning at the opening of Krispy Kreme’s store on Dame Street. They queued up from 5:00am for the boys who are known for their appearances on Eurovision, Big Brother and of course X Factor.
But how are the boys still relevant over a decade later? Easy, they treat their fans as friends and they keep up to date with the latest social media apps.
They told Dublin Live: “We’re 100 percent professionals. We do our own hair. You buzz off everyone’s energy and it gives you the kick you need. People turned up, so we had to turn up as ourselves and bring the energy for them.
“We’re always doing stuff for our fans, we’re doing music, TikTok, live videos. We keep going with the times. Our TikToks are real. You find yourself going for a nice walk, you see something and you freestyle. Original stuff for us does better rather than the trends.
“We’re still new to it but the most random things take off. People in general put a lot of pressure on social media. You just need to live your life. We’re having the laugh and that’s what life is about, it should be celebrated. People ask us ‘would you ever grow up lads’. It’s a platform to let loose and have a laugh.”
With the new season of Big Brother on the cards for ITV next year, the boys admitted that they would “never say never” to revisit the show they participated in twice – and made friends for life on.
“We’d love to present Celebrity Big Brother because we’ve done it twice. We know how it works. People are talking about Davina and Rylan. You never know what’s around the corner.
“Tara (Reid) is amazing, a lot of people in the public have prejudged opinions of us. But we actually know each other on a human level and support each other, it’s important to have someone like that. We’re there for each other, we can talk about anything. We have pep talks with her. Edward got her to join TikTok. She was wearing nude lip for a while and I told her to wear a pink lipstick to show them off.”
Jedward have cut the rope for a brand new donut shop in Dublin’s city centre this morning.
With queues lining up in the street, Jedward brought their iconic energy to the unveiling of a brand-new Krispy Kreme flagship.
— Aoife Kearns (@kearns_aoife) August 17, 2022
The new store will join other popular donut shop’s in Dublin’s city centre, such as ‘The Rolling Donut’ and ‘Offbeat’. It is located at Central Plaza, which sits at the pedestrian walkway linking Dame Street and Temple Bar.
Donut lovers will be able to view their favourite treat being created behind a glass window, and choose from tonnes of flavours which ones they would like to buy for themselves.
This isn’t the first Krispy Kreme in Ireland, as there are 5 other locations dotted around the country -Blanchardstown, Swords, Charlestown, Dundrum, and Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.
However, given the hype around the shop’s opening, it’s likely that the brand’s latest chain will be its most popular.
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Grimes duo shook buckets at Heuston Station and tell the Irish Sun how the Naughton brothers’ story ‘moved’ them
BIG-HEARTED Jedward spent hours collecting money for three terminally ill brothers during the week.
The pop duo took time out of their busy schedule to help Archie, Isaac and George Naughton turn on the Christmas tree lights at Heuston Station in Dublin.
After the ceremony, the Lucan lads picked up buckets and asked the public to donate to the Join Our Boys campaign.
The brave youngsters — aged nine and five — were all diagnosed with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy in 2012 for which there is no cure.
John, 24, told the Irish Sun: “It was lovely to be able to help little Archie, George and Isaac — they’re just so great.
“We love all our fans — but the story of these three has especially touched us and we’d do anything for them.
“We raised so much money and everyone was so giving. We had so many people giving us €20 and €10 notes — at one stage we had more paper money then we did euros and two euro coins.”
Parents Paula and Padraic Naughton are trying to raise as much money as they can to help their boys beat the deadly disease.
Mum Paula thanked John and Edward Grimes for giving up their time yesterday — and has appealed for more singers and entertainers to get involved.
She said: “John and Edward are fabulous. We all adore them. They were there for over four hours! Just amazing.”
Eldest lad Archie is celebrating his tenth birthday in two weeks’ time and he’s a huge fan of Irish rock band The Script.
Paula added: “He knows the words to all their songs and is learning some on his drums!
“If they were able to pop into Heuston on December 19 it would be fantastic. Oh, let’s face it I would let him skip school to meet them!”
Jedward are not the only celebrities who have been touched by Archie, Isaac and George’s story.
Music mogul Simon Cowell recently made the brothers’ dreams come true when he personally invited the lads over to The X Factor studios in London.
The Roscommon boys also took snaps with fellow judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.
Nurse Paula said: “It was great. Archie is a big Simon Cowell fan — he calls him ‘cool Simon’ so he was very excited about the whole thing.”
“Simon’s such a genuine, nice man. We also met his partner Lauren and little boy Eric. He kept his word and that was really nice — for someone like him to remember us meant a lot.”
The Irish Pride Awards winner added: “Every passing week Archie and the other children are getting weaker and weaker because of this disease.
“Our first target is €1.2million and our second target is €6m for a clinical research trial. We basically need a miracle, we need someone to say here’s €500,000, there you go.”
l JOIN Our Boys will be fundraising at the station throughout December with Irish Rail staff members also helping out.
To donate to the Join Our Boys cause log onto Joinourboys.org.