Jedward’s mum has hit back at Keith Duffy, after he said that he was “disturbed” by their behaviour on Celebrity Big Brother.
Susanna Grimes has defended her twin boys after the Boyzlife star took aim at the pair in a recent interview with the Irish Sun.
The 42-year-old said that their behaviour on the Channel 5 show was “strange”, using the scene of the pop duo washing each other in the bath as an example.
“It was strange behaviour. I was disturbed. I would love to separate Jedward for six months to see how they would get on because I don’t think it’s healthy for two young men to spend that much time with one another.”
However, Susanna has hit back by telling Keith, “The bath time was an ICONIC moment from their famous childhood picture.”
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“(You said) ‘I don’t think it’s healthy for two young men to spend that much time with one another.’ How did you cope in Boyzone?” she told the Irish Sun.
Susanna, who now manages her sons, has also denied that Jedward were sacked by their ex-manager Louis Walsh after Keith had said that the boys needed new management like “Louis Walsh … with decades of experience”.
“Louis did not drop Jedward. Sacked is a harsh word. Separated is so much nicer,” Susanna told fans.
Louis managed Jedward after they appeared on The X Factor in 2009, until Susanna took over in 2013. Louis then went on to form a new Irish boyband, Hometown, in 2014 – but the group split late last year.
Susanna asked Keith, “Are you going to give advice to Louis Walsh on his most recent boyband, in a future newspaper article? Just wondering?”