"I don't deserve this, darling, you look perfect tonight." "My tear glands are just throbbing," says Catherine.
Sheeran is celebrating tonight because he knows he's about to score his first Number One hit in America with "Shape of You," a sleek, funky stomper from his new album, ÷ (pronounced Divide).His frequent songwriting partner Johnny Mc Daid was worried about Sheeran when he saw him at a show in Hollywood in 2015. "I sat him down and said, ' Look, man, please have all the fun in the world.But be careful because if that elastic snaps, it could take a long time to recover from it.' "A single Twitter comment could ruin his day: "Everyone online was saying, ' Ed's going bald.' And I'm not. Ginger hair is just very fair – my hair is completely fine.Tonight he plays songs from ÷, as well as several unreleased tunes he says are planned for future albums.
He takes requests, too – including "Love Yourself," the Number One hit he wrote with Justin Bieber.
We're joined by his girlfriend, Cherry, and his old friends Zack, Nathan and Catherine, who have been watching him perform since he released his first album, The Spinning Man, when he was 13.