Ed Sheeran got a personal call from the Home Office to check he was in quarantine and not breaking the rules – right in the middle of an interview.
The Shape Of You singer recently jetted back to London from the US meaning he would have had to enter a quarantine period per Covid-19 measures.
Even his superstar status doesn’t make Ed exempt from following the health and safety rules and the Government certainly let him know it.
The musician was in the middle of a virtual interview with Harry Potter stars Oliver and James Phelps on their Normal Not Normal podcast when he received a cheeky phone call.
His conversation was edited out but a message on the screen explained that Ed was in ‘quarantine’ and ‘expecting a call from the Home Office’.
The singer’s manager Stuart Camp, who sat in on the interview, then joked: ‘It’s like being called by your teacher.’
Once returned from his chat, Ed said: ‘Thanks man, sorry about that guys.
‘If you wanna add [an explanation on the screen] let’s do that.’
Elsewhere in the interview, Ed revealed that he’s had to be talked out of some pretty major life decisions over the years, such as buying uninhabited islands and moving to Ghana for three years.
‘Musical stuff I never get talked down from,’ the Bad Habits hitmaker said.
‘Stu, what’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve talked me down from recently?’ Ed asked, with his manager confessing: ‘There’s too many!’
‘Usually moving places,’ the singer revealed.
It sparked a memory with Stu who then recalled: ‘“I’m gonna buy an island here”. Or “I’ve had enough, me and Cherry [Seaborn, Ed’s wife] are emigrating to Ghana for three years.” Stuff like that.
‘You’ll get the odd thing like that and I go, “Yes dear.” You sort of let the idea percolate and it’ll kill itself eventually’.
Ed laughed: ‘I sent Stuart this uninhabited island in Ireland that you’re not even allowed to build a house on and I was like, “I think this is a good idea! I think I’m going to buy this and move here!”’
Credit: Original article published here.