If you’ve been living under a rock then you’ll not have realised that Jedward have in recent months become not just the darlings of Twitter, but they’ve taken over TikTok as well. On two accounts – @planetjedward and @jepictiktok, they’ve been uploading videos about their day to day lives, but in true Jedward fashion, there’s fun and humour involved.
The past week however they’ve upped the ante, and started providing their followers with handy videos with pertinent relationship advice. The first one, which featured Edward in a rotunda getting down on one knee and asking (someone) to marry him, has proven to be very popular, amassing so far an incredible 1 million views in just 2 days.
This has since been followed by a video asking someone for a date, and, to bring it all full circle, a clip where the twins break up with someone – and they don’t do it gently. To round it all up – and maybe for those who don’t necessarily have someone they want to date, marry, or end it with – they’ve got a video for the occasion when you’ve got a fierce hunger on you.
Jedward, who turned 30 last Saturday, have also been keeping in touch with their fans while hosting TikTok livestreams, proving to be one of the most popular accounts on the video clip app.
It’s not the only reason the Dublin duo have been making news this week, with the revelation that their good friend Ed Sheeran once considered calling himself “Redward”, but in light of Jedward’s rise to fame was glad he stuck with his birth name. Speaking to Ed Gamble and James Acaster on the Off Menu podcast, the ‘Shivers’ singer, whose much anticipated 5th album, ‘=’ is set for release on October 29, added that he and John and Edward have been good friends for many years, describing them as “very sweet”, and that they have had many deep conversations over time. He also said that he sent them a painting, and they responded by painting one of their own, of cats with a drumkit, for his daughter Lyra, and it holds pride of place in her room.
Ed Sheeran’s new album ‘=’ can be pre-saved here.