Jedward shave off trademark quiffs after raising £2.5 million for charity

Hannah Lovejoy
·2-min read
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Photo credit: Getty Images

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Former X Factor and Celebrity Big Brother contestants John and Edward Grimes have raised £2.5 million for a cancer charity by shaving off their signature hair quiffs.

The twins – who are better known as Jedward – decided to raise the money in honour of their late mother, Susanna, who passed away after a battle with cancer in 2019.

Speaking on Ireland's The Late Late Show, the boys explained why they made the decision and offered words of encouragement to those affected by cancer. They also cut one another's hair during the interview and showed off new buzz cuts.

Photo credit: @jepicpics - Instagram
Photo credit: @jepicpics - Instagram

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"We’ve had this hair for over 10 years. It’s part of our identity. I don’t think we’d be here today if we didn’t have the hair, but this is the first time we’re going to have our hair like this since the beginning of Jedward," Edward said.

"It's happening now, and it's not as terrifying, and I think it's going to be a powerful moment and I'm going to get a collection of hats after this."

After seeing his hair for the first time, Edward was visibly shocked and encouraged everyone watching to donate to the Irish Cancer Society.

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John said: "Everyone going through cancer, everyone that has to go through this, I just want to send you so much love and positivity and let them know [that] they're not alone and we're all in this together."

The boys spoke about how their mother and other members of their family have been affected by cancer. They explained that it's heartbreaking to see people's stories but added that the work that their chosen charity does is essential and helpful to many people.

If you'd like to donate to the Irish Cancer Society click here.

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