For those of a certain age they are the cheerleading twins who, along with mullet-haired Pat Sharp, entertained legions of children in popular gameshow Fun House.
But almost 23-years after it went off air, Melanie and Martina Grant – now working mums in their 50s – are still making an income from the show through personal appearances as the pom-pom waving co-presenters.
The 50-year old twins from Ramsgate are a popular choice for private parties and corporate events through their website, funhousetwins.co.uk.
Good times: Fun House twins Melanie and Martina Grant – now working mums in their 50s – are still making an income from the show through personal appearances at corporate events
Old times: Martina (L) and Melanie (R) enjoyed overnight success following the launch of Fun House in 1989
Images from the site show the pair in attendance at a variety of events, dressed in their memorable red and yellow cheerleading costumes and waving their pom-poms while posing with guests.
An accompanying biography for the twins reveal they spend their day to day hours looking after their children, doing the school run and ‘dreaming’ of making an appearance on Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing On Ice or I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
Melanie and Martina enjoyed overnight success following the launch of Fun House in 1989, with two teams going head to head in a series of notoriously messy challenges to win a prize.
Legendary: Martina represented the yellow team and Melanie represented the red team on CITV’s Fun House, which was hosted by Pat Sharp (pictured)
Melanie and Martina enjoyed overnight success following the launch of Fun House in 1989, with two teams going head to head in a series of notoriously messy challenges to win a prize
Co-star: The show was fronted b y mullet-haired presenter Pat Sharp, with the twins acting as co-hosts and team-leaders
The show, a syndication of the hugely popular American series of the same name, went off air following a ten-year run in 1999, but returned for a one-off Fun House event in 2015.
Speaking exclusively to Mail Online at the time, Martina said: ‘People think it’s the first time we’ve got back together but actually we’ve been working together all along.’
The sisters can be hired as hostesses through their website, and have also appeared alongside former host Sharp as part of the Fun House trio at private events since the mid-1990s.
Then and now: Martina Grant on Fun House (L) and appearing on Good Morning Britain in 2017 (R)
Winners: The pom-pom waving twins celebrate while competing against one another
There she is: Melanie on Fun House (L) and pictured with her pom-poms at a recent event (R)
Martina, who is now mum to nine-year-old Stanley – who has Down’s Syndrome – and six-year old Mabel with husband Ben Freebury, said: ‘We do occasionally still get recognised in the street.
‘My partner is seven years younger than me and he used to watch Fun House – he finds it a bit weird that he used to watch me on TV and now we have children together.’
She added: ‘My mother-in-law Dolly helps look after the children, and so does my own mum. I’m lucky that the job doesn’t take me away from them for that long.’
Still friends: Fun House twins Martina and Melanie Grant with Pat Sharp in 2017
The show featured ‘messy games’ involving grunge and a ‘fun kart’ Grand Prix in which teams of children pitched themselves against each other.
Martina said: ‘All three of us would be happy to do a new show. There’d be a lot of health and safety issues to work out with the kids and the gunge, but it could be done.’
When Fun House ended in December 1999 the sisters released an album called ATT (A Twin Thing), which was successful in Japan.
They have also had a handful of TV appearances, including stints on The Bill, Soccer AM and This Morning.
All yours: The sisters can be hired as hostesses through their website, and have also been appearing alongside former host Sharp as part of the Fun House trio