Former X Factor stars Jedward have been told by the department of social welfare that they risk having their dole 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 doing scissors kicks – are no exception.
Work has been scarce for the Dublin twins since they were last on our TV screens back in February 2017 when they were beaten by one of the Nolan sisters in Celebrity Big Brother. They seem to have fallen out of favour back in Ireland too. Only last month the boys were booked for the official opening of an off-licence in Borris-in-Ossory in County Laois in front of an estimated crowd of over 12 people but they were dropped at the last minute when first choice celebrity Richie Kavanagh became available again.
“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)
“That’s right Edward.” said John. “All of our hit on one album. It’s gonna be jepic. It’s gonna be jexcellent. I’m so jexcited I could shite rainbows out of me arse.”
Meanwhile back at their local Social Welfare office, Jedward told staff that they are currently in discussion with RTE regarding an upcoming project that will see the boys back working full-time again. RTE bosses confirmed the claim explaining that two kitchen porter positions have become available in the staff canteen and the lads start next week.