SATURDAY Night Live host Nick Jonas was grilled by his older sibling Kevin about the future of the Jonas Brothers live on-air after The Sun revealed their latest reunion was scrapped.
The pop star was the NBC show’s frontman last night for the first time, while clocking up his fourth appearance as the program’s musical act.
Saturday Night Live host Nick Jonas revealed the future of The Jonas Brothers live on airCredit: Saturday Night Live/Youtube
Sucker singer Nick addressed SNL fans in his opening monologue, and said: “It has been a year to the day since I last performed live so I thought I’d ease into it by doing double duty as host and musical guest.
“I grew up not far from here, over in New Jersey. Thank you for wooing and not cursing.
“But I love Jersey, it’s where me and my brothers grew up. And my brother Kevin is actually in the audience tonight.”
This prompted the eldest Jonas brother, 33, to stand up for some friendly heckling as he said: “I’m honestly so excited to be here and support you.
Nick, 28, hosted the NBC show for the first time – and performed as the music act for the fourth timeCredit: Saturday Night Live/Youtube
His stint came shortly after The Sun revealed The Jonas Brothers’ reunion was scrappedCredit: Splash News
“And also, I got to ask: Are we good? Because I see you’re doing a lot of solo stuff. Are we still a band?”
Allaying the fears of many a Disney Channel fan, Nick quickly replied: “Of course.”
Kevin, jokingly not letting the matter lie, then followed: “Are you sure? Because I just bought a house.”
Confirming the group’s future once and for all after he claimed he was responsible for their 2013 split and now wanted to prioritize his solo career, Nick followed with: “Kevin, the band is still together. I promise.”
The Disney Channel’s band’s new album has also been shelvedCredit: PA:Press Association
Kevin Jonas, far right, quizzed his sibling on their future live on SNLCredit: PA:Press Association
His comments come after the band decided to shelve both their reunion and their new album.
Instead, Nick announced he will instead relaunch his solo career, while second-eldest bandmate Joe Jonas, 31, is returning to acting — putting paid to the band for now.
A music insider said: “The Jonas Brothers’ reunion is effectively over for now. They had an album ready to go and were about to announce it last March but then the pandemic happened and everything was postponed.
“Since then they’ve all been working on their own projects and they feel like they’ve moved on from that music.
Nick told elder brother Kevin, 33, the band had not splitCredit: Saturday Night Live/Youtube
The star teased fans with a sexy video prior to hosting SNLCredit: TikTok @nbcsnl
“There’s been no big falling out this time, but realistically it will be a while before they do music as a trio again.”
In 2019 the brothers’ comeback album, Happiness Begins, reached No2 in the UK and they went on a world tour, having split up six years earlier after a series of rows.
Yet after insisting the band was all good, SNL fans were quick to call out Nick’s appearance.
They claimed to have spotted a trend in which the star wears his head shaved for solo projects, yet lets his locks grow long when he’s with the group.
Fans presumed he was naked during the sizzling clip, but it was instead SNL’s Kyle MooneyCredit: TikTok @nbcsnl
They also called out Nick’s look while in the bandCredit: Twitter
One took to Twitter to write: “So when #NickJonas has a solo album his shaves his head.
“When he is with his brothers Nick Jonas grows his hair out #snl.”
Earlier in the evening, Nick admitted he got a “little hot” and teased fans with a silhouette challenge before hosting the show.
In the clip the 28-year-old showed off his bulging biceps in a black tank top as he pretended to ease it up and show off his washboard abs.
The singer cut a striking figure in his orange jacket and gray roll neckCredit: Saturday Night Live/Youtube
Nick shared the video with his 30million followers, writing: “Is it just me or is it getting a little hot in here… See you tonight ? @nbcsnl,”
However, when the music switched up it was actually comedian Kyle Mooney dancing topless bathed in red lights.
Many of his fans expecting the hunky singer to be half naked thought the gag was hilarious but some were put out.
One wrote: “Stop Nicholas lol ???????????.”
Nick was in NYC for filming while wife Priyanka Chopra-Jonas shot her new movie in LondonCredit: priyankachopra/Instagram
Nick’s wife, Priyanka Chopra, is currently in London shooting a movie while Nick has been in Los Angeles filming The Voice.
The pair tied the knot on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Umaid Bhawan Palace, in Jodhpur, India, with a whole week of festivities leading up to their nuptials.
They now live together in the UK capital.
The pair married in December 2018Credit: Getty – Contributor