Jedward Don’t Stop For ‘Oxygen’ During Whirlwind Week In London

Life for Jedward is anything but dull, but this week has certainly been a busy one for the Dublin duo, who at the beginning of this month were runners up in the UKs Celebrity Big Brother.

Since leaving the Big Brother House, John and Edward have been choosing their appearances carefully, having so far only appeared on Irish television programmes, ‘The Six O’Clock Show’ and ‘The Ray D’Arcy Show’ to discuss their performance. All changed this week however when they flew to London, where they filmed a cameo on Sunday for the latest instalment of the Sharknado franchise, set for release this summer.

John and Edward have previously had cameos in Sharknados 3 and 4, and their appearance in the 5th film in the series means they are pretty much now part of the cast. The pair were seen filming near Tower Bridge, London, in a scene set in Amsterdam:

Jedward near Tower Bridge London, filming for Sharknado 5. Photo Credit Alice Fayter (@FumehoodFayter) and Twitter
Jedward near Tower Bridge London, filming for Sharknado 5. Photo Credit Alice Fayter (@FumehoodFayter) and Twitter

Best friend Tara Reid is the female lead of the films, and so the Twins took the opportunity to spend time with her after filming, and made some videos which they shared on Twitter and Instagram, demonstrating the easy camaraderie between the trio:

Tuesday John and Edward were invited to play “Innuendo Bingo” on BBC Radio 1, where their good friend Ed Sheeran had also been recording a Live Session. Ed heard they were coming in and asked if he could sit in on Innuendo Bingo, which bemused host Scott Mills agreed to.

During the segment it was revealed that in 2014, after performing at ‘The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles’, Ed had turned down the opportunity to go out with Paul McCartney, choosing instead to party with John and Edward. The interview with John and the two Eds, who have jokingly referred to themselves as “Jedsheeran” for a number of years now, can be heard here from just before 41 minutes.

After Innuendo Bingo John and Edward went out to greet fans, with Edward later taking the opportunity to get a selfie with Katy Perry, who has caught up with the pair several times over the past eight years, since having first met them during their time on X Factor in 2009. Katy greeted Edward with enthusiasm, to the immense pleasure of all the gathered fans.

Photo Credit: The Sun, snapchat
Photo Credit: The Sun, snapchat

Edward even took time out to make a video message for us here at EP!

That evening saw John and Edward attending the birthday party of Kardashian friend, Jonathan Cheban at Chelsea’s Novikov restaurant. Cheban tweeted about the pair being a “double birthday surprise”:

John and Edward later tweeted Jonathan a happy birthday:

The week was not over yet with Jedward attending the Universal Music Group after party following the BRITs on Wednesday night, which was also attended by Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding, and Bastille, among others.

It’s presumed John and Edward will be returning to Dublin today or tomorrow as the pair have a concert on Saturday night at legendary venue, The Button Factory. Their first gig since leaving Celebrity Big Brother, Jedward will sing live for the first time their new song, ‘Oxygen’, which was released at the beginning of January, as well as their previous releases. Limited tickets are still available for the event from Ticketmaster, and you can find details here.

Download ‘Oxygen’ on iTunes and Amazon, and stream on Spotify. Check out the video for ‘Hologram’:

Jedward - Hologram

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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