Ed Sheeran promises 'surprise performer' at BRIT Awards

Ed Sheeran has teased a "surprise performer" for the BRIT Awards at London's O2 Arena this evening (25.02.15)

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This article is from 2015.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has teased a "surprise performer" for the BRIT Awards.

The 24-year-old singer has revealed he knows about a secret performance which will happen at the prestigious ceremony at the O2 Arena in London this evening (25.02.15) but is not prepared to reveal the act's identity.

Speaking to Capital Breakfast with Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon, he revealed: "There is a surprise performer that I know about, only because their manager emailed to say they were in town, and I was like, 'Oh, really?!' So yeah, there is a surprise performer."

The 'Thinking Out Loud' hitmaker will perform his new single 'Bloodstream' at the televised event - while other confirmed acts include Madonna, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Royal Blood, Take That, George Ezra and Paloma Faith - and admitted he is looking forward to singing, but isn't too keen on finding out whether he has been victorious in any of the four categories in which he is nominated, including MasterCard British Album and British Male Solo Artist.

He explained: "Performing for me is like the bit I really enjoy. The bit I hate is sitting there waiting to see whether you've got validation by the industry that you fund! That's what I don't like!"

And while he isn't yet sure whether he will have anything to celebrate, the star will be heading to an after party with his family and girlfriend, model Athina Andrelos, following the ceremony, but is nervous about ending up surrounded by strangers.

He added: "I'll hang out with them and my friends. I think the worst case scenario is that I'll end up surrounded by well known people, who I have no idea who they are. You know ... I do know who they are, but I don't know them. I think that's my worst case scenario to be honest with you, I wanna celebrate it with people I love."

This article is from 2015.

Ed Sheeran

Folky rapping singer-songwriter on the block, mooning over girls and stuff, such as on the big hit 'The A-Team'.

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