Popstar Taylor Swift tries to shake off the opposition in jarping challenge

Taylor Swift has tried her hand at jarping.
Taylor Swift has tried her hand at jarping.

Taylor Swift has tried her hand at an East Durham Easter tradition.

The singer songwriter has shared a host of videos with her 73.7million Twitter followers as she goes up against her brother Austin, showing the pair smash boiled eggs in a competition to see who comes off best.

The footage, posted through her @taylorswift13 account, has already been retweeted more than 15,000 times by her fans, liked by 46,000 followers and sparked hundreds of comments from her supporters.

The siblings' challenge mirrors the competition held by the Hearts of Oak in Oakerside Drive, Peterlee, with the latest held on East Sunday, although their tactics and painted eggs may raise the eyebrows of traditional players.

This Easter's contest saw Glyn Davies put in a cracking performance to be hailed winner of the 34th World Egg-Jarping Championship after he went up against Davina Bates in the final.

This year's contest drew in 50 competitors as they tried to make it through to the next stage in a round-robin format,

Taylor Swift and brother Austin used painted eggs in their contest.

Taylor Swift and brother Austin used painted eggs in their contest.

The championship has been held in Peterlee for over 30 years, although it changed venue to the pub five years ago following a fire at Peterlee Cricket Club, its previous venue.

This year's event was backed by Asda in the town, which donated 70 eggs to landlords Peter and Tracey Webster, with cash raised through a raffle and entry fee split between prize money and MacMillan Cancer Support, with the charity presented with £244.

One player holds their egg firmly in their hand with the pointed end facing the ceiling.

The second player brings their egg down, so the pointed ends connect, in a movement known as a "dunsh".

Taylor goes in for a hit against Austin.

Taylor goes in for a hit against Austin.

Run-ups are not allowed and feet must remain firmly on the ground.

If either egg is cracked after the first jarp, the unlucky player is eliminated.

If both eggs remain intact, it becomes the other player’s turn to jarp, until one egg cracks.

The bearer of a perfect, undented egg is the victor and moves on to the next round.

Competitors give jarping a crack at the Hearts of Oak.

Competitors give jarping a crack at the Hearts of Oak.

Glyn Davies celebrates his win.

Glyn Davies celebrates his win.