Cork fans go bananas at Jedward shop visit

LIMBOING under the raising shutters of newly opened Champion Sports, pop duo Jedward and their famous hair raced out to meet hundreds of screaming fans in Cork yesterday.

At 11am on any morning, there can be few more bone-chilling sounds than hordes of screaming Jedward fans and Cork didn’t disappoint.

Some had been waiting for a glimpse since 6am but, when the spectacularly coiffured twins arrived to open the new-look Champion Sports store at the Savoy Shopping Centre in Cork, they still had plenty energy left to exercise their vocal chords.

As for the pop twins, they were more than happy to oblige and were literally bouncing off the walls, eager to take photographs with and sign autographs for their young Cork fan base.

Attired in their trademark spiked hair and their grey blazers and runners, the duo were, as always, full of beans and eager to talk and pose with anyone and everyone.

Such energy, according to Edward, can be attributed to a fondness for bananas, of all things.

“We don’t feel tired. We bought five bananas in a supermarket this morning. I had two and John had two and then we shared the other one so that keeps us energised.”

With rumours abounding that the pair could be a potential act for the Eurovision, Edward was keeping relatively quiet.

“We don’t really know but it would be fun and it could totally launch us in Europe,” he said.

With that it was back to meeting more of the adoring public. One such fan was eight-year-old Saoirse O’Neill who had come along with her dad, Paul, to meet the pop twins.

“She has been given two hugs already by the boys so she is over the moon. She couldn’t sleep last night and she said earlier she didn’t want to wash her hands after touching them,” said Paul.

They might not quite be The Beatles but on a measure of eardrum-piercing shrieks and screams, Jedward would have given the Fab Four a run for their money.


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