We reported recently that former X Factor finalists John and Edward Grimes wanted to ditch their stage name ‘Jedward’ and be the artists known as John & Edward – Jedward…
And it seems that in amongst their attempts to breathe some kind of life back into what’s been described as their “deadwood Jedward” careers, they’ve also dumped X Factor judge Louis Walsh – who had been their manager since they starred in X Factor – and appointed their MUM in his place!
The Sun’s TV Biz reports, “X Factor judge Louis no longer runs their day-to-day business affairs and his ties with the boys could soon be severed completely.
“Susanna Condron, mother to the twins, has taken over Louis’ duties and has started publicising her role.”
A source close to the Irish lads said, “Louis has a back seat in all this now.
“He was a huge cheerleader for them and helped to make them millionaires…
“But they’ve backed off now and they want their mum to do all the day-to-day stuff.”
As fans of the lads may know, they were axed by record label Universal earlier this year after their album, Young Love, only managed to get to No 63 in the UK charts, and of course, their attempt at Eurovision – with single Waterline – flopped horribly as the lads ended in 19th place.
The paper adds, “Hundreds of tickets remain available for their six-date September UK tour of modest venues in towns such as Lowestoft, Selsey and Chatham — a far cry from their early gigs at large venues in the capital.”
The insider added, “The glory days are over. Jedward are far from a hot ticket.
“They started out as a fun act from the X Factor who despite having terrible singing voices and awful rhythm managed to get people to buy their records.”
Do you think it’s all over for Jedward? Here’s a look at them in action recently…