Edward Grimes: Cheryl Cole would have a big funeral

WESTON-SUPER-MARE, ENGLAND - JULY 4: John Grimes and Edward Grimes (L) of Jedward perform on the main stage at T4 On The Beach on July 4, 2010 in Weston-super-Mare, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)Despite the fact that Cheryl Cole has a potentially fatal illness and the fact that he may never dance again, Edward “Jedward” Grimes has put his foot in it with a poorly timed joked.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Edward (who tore a ligament in his knee at T4 on the beach) likened himself to Cheryl Cole (who has malaria).

‘I’m like Cheryl’s twin because I hurt myself.”

‘She hurt herself. Two great people hurting themselves… It’s going to be a big funeral.’

He quickly added: ‘Just messing.’ But his comments prompted a spokesman for the pair to release a statement, explaining: ‘The boys would never mean any offence to anyone.”