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15 Fun Facts About Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is one of the biggest British stars of all time - but how much do we really know about the pleasantly pixieish pop performer? Here are 15 awesome facts about the man himself!

Beano Facts Team
Last Updated:  February 22nd 2022

1. Ed's first guitar was a gift from his uncle

Ed first got started on the guitar by teaching himself, before going on to have proper music lessons.

2. Ed's first ever tattoo was a paw print on his left arm!

Ed admitted to having the paw print done when he was 18, although he claims the tattoo has no real significance.

3. Ed did his first gig at only 11 years old!

Ed's first gig was performing the Eric Clapton song 'Layla' at a school concert - backed up by a pal on the piano.

4. He names his guitars!

Ed's axes have many names including Lloyd, Felix, Cyril and Nigel. Why? He names them after people who work in his crew. Ain't it sweet.

5. His favourite boardgame is Monopoly!

We reckon playing a game of Monopoly with Ed at Christmas would be pretty fun. 

6. He has a cat called Bellini

Ed has a cat called Bellini who is also ginger! This is the purrrfect pet for Ed. 

7. His fans are called Sheerios!

Like the cereal - geddit?

8. He once stopped using his phone?!

He did this for a whole year, to give himself a break from social media so he could travel and have some peace. Probably why his songs are so mellow - nice idea, Ed!

9. His favourite food is Oreo Cookies 

We don’t know if he splits and licks, or just munches the whole thing down in one go, but we know Ed can’t live without his favourite American cookie.

10. He loves a bit of LEGO!

In his spare time apparently Ed likes to play with LEGO. How else is a pop star going to relax?

11. His nickname used to be Teddy!

Of course it was. Adorable.

We wouldn't be surprised if his childhood nickname turned out to be 'Riddly-diddly-rumpty-tumpty-pippety-poppety-cutie-pie'.

12. A fan once baked him a hair cake…

Ewww!  We don’t really know what to say about this one other than we hope he didn't eat it. Gross.

13. He once 'melted' his foot?!

After slipping on a mountain geyser, Ed suffered a burn from the Icelandic hot springs.  It took a long time to heal but he’s okay now... Phew!

14. Ed loves ketchup!

Not only does our Ed has a Heinz ketchup tattoo, he even suggested an advert idea to the ketchup giants which they promptly took him up on in 2019.

15. He nearly decided on the stage name Redward!

Bet we're not the only ones breathing a sigh of relief that he decided against it and stuck with his original name!