Animal-mad pop duo Jedward have bought two pet rabbits in Baku in Azerbaijan and smuggled them into their five-star hotel room in the city.
The Lucan lads have christened the animals Euro and Vision and hope they will bring them good luck in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday night.
The 20-year-old pair tweeted: “They are awesome and they love being in our hotel room. They’re so fluffy and lovely. We both love animals. Back home in our mum’s house in Lucan, Co Dublin, we have five dogs, a parrot and a cat called Armani. Now we have two rabbits.”
They reportedly slipped away from their minders to buy the rabbits at a market in the old city, where they have been based since Sunday.
A member of the RTÉ contingent revealed: “They literally smuggled the rabbits into their luxury hotel, the staff or management don’t seem to know about their presence. We don’t know what will happen when they discover them, which they’re bound to do now that the guys have been tweeting about them.”
The twins are being accompanied by road manager Liam McKenna, their mother Susanna and mentor Linda Martin.
Jedward are planning an extravagant stage show, reportedly with a water theme for the final, but will have to get through the semi-finals first.
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