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Friday 9 October 2015

Jedward to enter political arena?

Published 25/05/2011

Jedward think they would be a sure-fire success as politicians
Jedward think they would be a sure-fire success as politicians

Jedward have revealed they would consider a new career - as politicians.

The all-singing, all-dancing twins, who performed at a special concert for US president Barack Obama during his visit to Ireland this week, reckon they would be a sure-fire success if they turned their hand to politics in their native Ireland.

"Me and John have so much power in Ireland, it's actually crazy the legion of fans we have. If we went for election we'd totally get in," Edward said.

John joked: "I think Obama's going to ask us to be vice-president of America."

The Lipstick singers are no strangers to the voting process, having competed in The X Factor and more recently the Eurovision Song Contest, but aren't too sure what their policies would be.

Edward said: "If we were president... we're going to ask Barack Obama for advice."

The pair - who are publicising the new Double Stuff Oreo Lick Race to raise funds for children's charity KidsOut - also insisted they didn't get nervous before their recent high-profile appearances.

"Me and John, we just kind of zone out and realise what we've got to do," Edward said.

"Everything we do we just have fun with it, there's no reason to be scared when we're on stage. People are coming to see us, they want us to do well."

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