Jedward will run for presidency if the age for the role is reduced after Friday’s referendum

The X Factor twins say that they would take the role very seriously

X Factor pairing and former Ireland Eurovision representatives, John and Edward Grimes say that they will run for election to Áras an Uachtaráin should the presidential age be reduced after Friday’s referendum.

The question of whether or not the presidential age will be lowered from 35 to 21 will be put to voters on Friday and the Dublin-born twins have stated their intention to run for presidency if the change is made.

Edward told the Irish Sun that they would take the role very seriously should they be elected.

“I know some people think me and John are messing around all the time, but we can be serious.”

“I’d make some authority for myself. I wouldn’t just be a poser, I’d want to get stuff done. I’d full on be out there and make all the decisions, I wouldn’t just be signing off on stuff,” Edward told the Sun.