Former X Factor stars Jedward have been told by the department of social welfare that they risk having their dole payments stopped unless they can prove they’ve been actively seeking gainful employment. Anyone in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance may be asked to provide evidence that they have been looking for work and Jedward – who list their skills as jumping up and down and brushing each other’s hair – are no exception.
The Dublin twins have faded from the spotlight since they were last seen in public over two years ago when they cut the ribbon at the official opening of an off-licence in Kilbeggan in front of a crowd of over 12 people. The lads remain upbeat however and say they have big plans for the future.
“We’re just taking a break from showbiz at the moment.” said Edward (clearly lying). “Since we parted company with Louis Walsh (he dropped them) and stopped doing Christmas panto’s (they were dropped) and left Universal Records (dropped) we’ve been busy working on our greatest hits album.” (they only had one hit)
Meanwhile back at their local Social Welfare Office Jedward explained that they are currently in discussions with RTE regarding an upcoming project. RTE bosses confirmed the claim in an official statement which read “After several weeks of meetings with Jedward and their agent, we are delighted to announce that two kitchen porter positions have become available in the staff canteen and the lads start on Monday.”